Mourinho targets Iheanacho at Roma

New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has identified Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho as a top transfer target in his bid to return the team to Serie A  summit.

The Italian giants have not had much luck in their attempts to seal a deal for Chelsea’s Tammy Abraham who has been the club’s primary target and are running out of patience.

Though Chelsea have already agreed to the terms of the transfer in the region of €40m, to be paid in five instalments, the forward remains tempted by Arsenal.

According to Sky Sports, Mourinho, who begins his reign as the manager of the Giallorossi, is already losing patience and has now turned his attention to Iheanacho, whose move is likely to command a large fee having just signed a new three-year Leicester City contract in April.

“Roma are considering making an offer for Kelechi Iheanacho if they fail to sign Tammy Abraham,” Sky Sports wrote on its Twitter handle.

Iheanacho, who turns 25 in October, was signed from Manchester City in 2017 for €27.7m.

Having struggled in his first two years at The King Power, he has been able to rediscover his form, finding the back of the net 19 times with seven assists in 39 competitive appearances last season as Leicester claimed the FA Cup trophy by beating Chelsea in the final.

The 24-year-old took it up from where he left off last term as he scored the only goal from the penalty spot in The Foxes 1-0 win over his former club Manchester City last weekend to claim the Community Shield. – Agency report.

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