Newcastle United and Stoke City made favourites to sign Leicester City's Kelechi Iheanacho in January

Nigeria's Kelechi Iheanacho (14) celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's first goal during an international friendly football match between Argentina and Nigeria in Krasnodar on...

Newcastle United and Stoke City are both said to have wanted the 21-year-old before his summer move to Leicester City.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Leicester City at Emirates Stadium on August 11, 2017 in London, England.

Newcastle United and Stoke City have been made favourites to sign Kelechi Iheanacho in January, after Bet Victor opened a market on the Leicester City striker's next club.

Leicester paid Manchester City £25 million to sign Iheanacho last summer (the Sun), but have seen little reward so far.

Leicester City's French manager Claude Puel shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Manchester...

The Nigerian, who boasted one of the best strike rates in the Premier League before his move to the King Power Stadium, has only scored once in 13 Foxes appearances.

The Sun reported earlier this week that Leicester are ready to cut their losses this month, and credited both Newcastle and Stoke with past Iheanacho interest.

Kelechi Iheanacho of Manchester City celebrates scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group C match between Manchester City FC and Celtic FC at Etihad Stadium on...

According to Bet Victor, who updated their transfer specials list on Wednesday, Newcastle or Stoke are the 21-year-old's most likely destination, alongside Turkey's Besiktas, at 4/1.

West Ham United are also considered contenders for his signature at 6/1, with Southampton, Bournemouth, Watford, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion listed at 8s.

Could Newcastle United / Stoke City make moves for Leicester's Iheanacho this month?

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