Hull City are close to agreeing an ambitious deal that would see Leicester City forward Ahmed Musa reunited with Leonid Slutsky at the KCOM Stadium.
The Tigers have held advanced talks with the Foxes in recent days and are optimistic of tying up a season-long loan for the Nigeria international ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.
Landing Musa would be a significant coup for City 14 months after he cost Leicester £17m. The 24-year-old has struggled to make his mark on the Premier League but the chance to work with Slutsky after enjoying success together at CSKA Moscow has an obvious appeal.
A pursuit of Musa is one of three deals City are still working on before the transfer window closes tomorrow at 11pm.
The Leicester forward was a key figure during Slutsky’s decorated spell in charge of CSKA Moscow, producing form that won him a big-money move to the Premier League champions last summer.
Musa was unable to pin down a place for the Foxes last season, though, scoring just two goals in 21 Premier League appearances in a testing debut campaign.
Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare has been open to off-loading Musa this summer as he puts his stamp on a squad inherited from Claudio Ranieri, but a lack of interest in a permanent deal has raised the prospect of a loan move to the KCOM Stadium