Leicester City will once again test CSKA Moscow resolve to hang on to Ahmed Musa in the summer as they are prepare to make a club record deal of €23m for the captain of the Nigeria national team.
Claudio Ranieri will return for £23million CSKA Moscow striker Ahmed Musa in the summer.
Leicester had bids of £15million and £18.7million turned down for Musa last month.Stoke and Southampton are also interested.
But the player is understood to have his heart set on a move to the Premier League and has been assured that Ranieri is impressed enough by him to continue his pursuit.
The Leicester boss on his part is determined to land the 23-year-old Nigeria captain despite having a determined effort to land him blocked on Deadline Day.
CSKA refused to countenance selling him as they believe his departure would weaken the team too significantly.
They are currently top of the Russian Premier League and face Dinamo Kiev in the knockout stages of the Champions League.
Musa, who has netted 10 times in all competitions this season, continued his good form with a goal to help beat Valarenga in a friendly last Wednesday.