Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho is edging closer to a potential move from the King Power Stadium, MySportDab reports.
As negotiations to extend his contract with Leicester City have hit an impasse in recent months.
Crystal Palace is reportedly in the final stages of securing an agreement with Leicester City over the acquisition of Iheanacho, as they seek to bolster their offensive capabilities.
The Eagles have struggled to find the back of the net, having managed a mere two goals in their opening three Premier League fixtures.
Their solitary match this season where they scored more than a goal was a 4-2 comeback victory against Plymouth in the Carabao Cup.
Recognizing their scoring woes, Roy Hodgson’s side has identified Kelechi Iheanacho as the answer to their striking conundrum.
Reports indicate that Palace is prepared to offer a sum ranging between £10 million and £15 million, with potential add-ons.
However, the stumbling block lies in Leicester’s demand for £18 million, which has slowed down the negotiation process.
Recent updates suggest that the gap between the two clubs is closing, with all parties invested in the deal intensively working towards a resolution before the impending transfer deadline.
According to Topskills Sports UK, optimism surrounds the likelihood of an agreement materializing.
Sources have indicated that Iheanacho, aged 26, is on the brink of signing a lucrative 5-year contract with Crystal Palace, should the deal reach fruition.
The Nigerian striker has been a consistent presence for the Foxes in the early stages of the season, contributing a goal and two assists across several matches.
His contributions have propelled Leicester City to the top of the Championship table, boasting an unblemished record of four wins from as many games.
As the transfer window deadline looms, the football world is on the edge of its seat, awaiting the outcome of the negotiations that could see Iheanacho don the colors of Crystal Palace in the upcoming matches.