Manchester United target too expensive – EPL club turn to Chelsea star ahead of deadline

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Leicester City have allegedly stepped up their interest in Chelsea striker Loic Remy after being priced out of a move for CSKA Moscow’s Ahmed Musa.

Musa has reportedly been on the radar of several English clubs including Manchester United, but CSKA slapped a whopping £23m price tag on him.

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Sky Sports report that the Foxes made two bids for the Nigerian but were not willing to meet his hefty valuation and have now given up the chase.

Leicester’s efforts to sign a striker are now thought to be focussed on Remy, who has become frustrated with a lack of opportunities at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea want to sell the Frenchman permanently, although Remy would apparently prefer a loan move so that he can assess his options come the summer.

The 29-year-old has not given up on his Chelsea career and is hopeful of fighting for his place under the new manager who arrives at the end of the season.

Leicester are also believed to hold an interest in out-of-favour Stoke City forward Mame Biram Diouf, but Remy is understood to be their new top target.

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