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Iheanacho set for Premier League return with Crystal Palace

KELECHI Iheanacho could be back in the Premier League before the end of the transfer window on September 1, according to reports.

The Super Eagles forward is currently playing in the second-tier Championship with Leicester City along with his international teammate Wilfred Ndidi following the Foxes’ relegation last season.

But there is hope the former Manchester City forward could be back in the top flight, with Crystal Palace believed to have shown strong interest.

According to Daily Mail, Palace manager Roy Hodgson is keen to bolster his attack, and he has identified Iheanacho as the main target.

Iheanacho, who joined Leicester City from Manchester City for £25m in August 2017, has one year left on his current contract and the Foxes will not want to risk losing him on a free transfer next season.

Palace have only scored once in their two Premier League games this season against promoted Sheffield United and Arsenal, and Hogson believes the addition of Iheanacho will improve his side’s misfiring attack.

Iheanacho, 26, has already played four times Leicester City in the Championship and League Cup this season, registering one goal and one assist.

In all, the Nigeria international has 56 goals in 210 appearances in all competitions in his seven seasons at Leicester City.

However, the move to Palace depends on if they sell Jean-Philippe Mateta to RB Leipzig, according to Daily Mail.

Palace would need to raise money by selling the Frenchman before they can spend on Iheanacho or Southampton’s Che Adams, another striker from a relegated side who they have been monitoring.

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