Report claims Newcastle interest in Leicester’s Kelechi Iheanacho

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City (2R) celebrates as he scores their second goal with team mates after it was awarded following a VAR decision during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round...

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has been linked with Newcastle United in the January transfer window.

Dan Lloyd-McGoldrick of Peterborough United is challenged by Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester...

Newcastle United are interested in signing Kelechi Iheanacho from Leicester City in the January transfer window, according to The Mirror (Transfer live blog, 21:23, Saturday, January 27, 2018).

It has been claimed that Iheanacho wants to leave Leicester this month, having joined the Foxes for a reported transfer fee of £25 million from Premier League rivals Manchester City in the summer of 2017.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City celebrates scoring his side's third goal with Demarai Gray during The Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Peterborough United and Leicester City...

Newcastle, who are struggling for survival in the Premier League at the moment, are reportedly patiently waiting in the wings.

According to The Mirror (Transfer live blog, 21:23, Saturday, January 27, 2018), a deal depends on the Magpies’ hunt for Feyenoord striker Nicolai Jorgensen.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City (2R) celebrates as he scores their second goal with team mates after it was awarded following a VAR decision during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round...

Iheanacho has failed to make an impact for Leicester so far this season, having managed to play only 256 minutes in the Premier League, according to WhoScored.

The 21-year-old striker scored twice for the Foxes in their 5-1 defeat of Peterborough United away from home in the fourth round of the FA Cup today.

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