Leicester City are braced for a last-minute bid for Kelechi Iheanacho from Wolves just a few days to the end of the transfer window. According to talkSPORT, Iheanacho is valued at around £20 million by Leicester City, but Wolves’ Manager, Gary O’Neil, is unfazed by the price as he desperately seeks a replacement for Raul Jimenez, who moved to Fulham earlier in window.


Iheanacho’s compatriot, Alex Iwobi, is also in the transfer news, with reports saying Everton is battling to keep the injured midfielder, who is a subject of ‘interest’ from multiple clubs.

Iwobi is currently out of action due to an injury he copped in the heavy defeat by Aston Villa. Iwobi, 27, was a key figure last season under both Frank Lampard and Sean Dyche, playing and starting in every Premier League game.

He recorded two goals and eight assists and was one of their most important players, but with less than a year left on his current deal, he hasn’t been able to secure a new deal.

Therefore, with his deal set to expire at the end of this season, he finds himself with multiple suitors, from the Premier League and abroad. According to Alan Myers, Fulham and two other clubs are in for Alex Iwobi – one Premier League club and one from abroad and there are no agreements yet.

His ability to play in midfield or on either flank offers Dyche that versatility and has even played behind the striker in the past, with differing results.

It was reported back in March that one of the club’s priorities was to tie the midfielder down to a new deal and extend beyond June 2024 (the end of his current deal).

There was a lot of uncertainty about relegation and there was no further movement on that deal at the time or even after they had survived on the final day, creating further doubt about his future.

According to liverpoolworld.uk, at this stage in his career, Iwobi has a chance to go and forge another chapter in his career at another club or stay at Everton and try to help move them away from the bottom of the table.

If he does go, the club would surely look to reinvest that money into a creative and versatile midfielder, who can increase their output, as they currently don’t have a player of that ilk in their squad who is their chief creator.

It depends on the transfer fees involved; he was signed for £35m in 2019 and its unlikely they will be able to recoup a fee anywhere near that, especially given his contract situation.

The Toffees, yesterday, signed towering Portuguese, Beto, from Udinese on a four-year deal. He became Everton’s fifth signing of the season following the arrival of Ashley Young, Arnaut Danjuma, Youssef Chermiti and Jack Harrison.

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