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Ifeanyicy.com has reliably gathered that the 20-year-old Nigeria International has returned to Manchester from Nigeria's Paris training camp. Iheanacho touched down on Saturday for talks regarding his City future. West Ham our sources revealed have made a bid for Manchester City's £20million-rated striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

The Ohaji Egbema, Imo State Nigeria born striker also has interest from Leicester, Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion plus clubs in the Bundesliga. City want to insert a buy-back option into any transfer.

After a season where many expected Iheanacho to kick on after an impressive breakthrough under ex-manager Manuel Pellegrini the striker has found playing time hard to come by.

Pep Guardiola entrusted Iheanacho with just five league starts with the youngster finding himself behind Sergio Aguero and mid-season arrival Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order.

Despite that limited opportunity Iheanacho still managed seven goals and three assists, with those strikes coming at an average rate of one every 128 minutes.

With value for money goalscorers a commodity always cherished by Premier League clubs it is hardly a surprise such a promising forward is in such high demand.

However, Iheanacho recently dismissed any talk of an impending Etihad exit, telling reporters: 'I'm not very aware of that.

'I just keep working with the team and I'm still at Manchester City so I'll meet up with the boys and kick off the season with Manchester City.

'I'm happy to stay at Manchester City and keep fighting to help them achieve what they want to achieve. Manchester City is a big team and we need to go far as a squad, so we need everybody.'


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