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Aminu Umar’s proposed move to Besiktas from Osmanlispor has been rocked by news of a big money offer from Russian league champions CSKA Moscow,Owngoalnigeria.com can reveal.

Umar has already agreed personal terms with the Turkish league champions on a two year deal with the option of a third based on success but they are yet to match Osmanlispor’s valuation of the 21 year old who scored 8 goals in the just concluded season.

CSKA Moscow’s bid from what we gathered is way bigger than what Besiktas offered Osmanlispor as they view Aminu as a like for like replacement for the assistant captain of the Nigeria national team Ahmed Musa who looks certain to leave the Russian champions for England.

Osmanlispor according to our investigations will prefer to sell the forward abroad than to a local rival further swinging the advantage in favour of CSKA Moscow who are expected to rake in over £23m from the sale of Musa.

The Russian champions rejected Leicester City’s renewed £23m bid for the 23 year old Musa as confirmed by manager Leonid Slutskiy as they are holding out for more and with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly willing to join the tussle for the forward who finished the season with 18 goals in all competition, his market value is expected to soar.

Umar is presently in the camp of the Nigeria senior national team preparing for tomorrow’s friendly against Mali.

*Rasheed Michael