Transfer Talk: Manchester United battle Leicester for Nigerian striker

Ahmed Musa
Ahmed Musa

Today's transfer gossip is focussed on a few deals that might be a way off but an in demand striker may be on his way to the Premier League.

The Daily Express says Manchester United hope to beat Leicester to the signing of CSKA Moscow's Nigeria forward Ahmed Musa.

Earlier this week it was reported that the Premier League leaders had a bid of £15.1m rejected as the Russians value the 23-year-old at £18.9m.

Leicester had been expected to make a new bid but now it seems that Manchester United may scupper the deal for the striker who has scored 11 times in 56 appearances for his country.

He scored twice in Nigeria's 3-2 defeat to Argentina at the World Cup in Brazil.

Elsewhere, West Brom are in talks with QPR in a bid to take former Tottenham midfielder Sandro on loan, according to the Daily Telegraph.

And the Mirror are linking Liverpool with a move for Polish midfielder Piotr Zielinski.

The speculation over who will be the next permanent manager of Chelsea continues.

The Daily Mail claims Italy boss Antonio Conte will be the long-term replacement for Jose Mourinho, who was sacked in December.

And finally, Barcelona forward Neymar says he would "love" to play under Pep Guardiola, the Bayern Munich manager who is widely expected to take over at Manchester City in the summer, the Daily Mirror reports.