No Musa move for Saints

Southampton have lost out to Premier League rivals Leicester in the race to sign CSKA Moscow’s Nigerian forward Ahmed Musa.

Southampton: No Musa move for SaintsSouthampton: No Musa move for Saints

Musa, who was linked with a move to the champions, Leicester, in January, is set to fly to England for a medical on Wednesday.

According to Russian media, the fee will be £16.6million, making the 23-year-old Leicester’s new club-record signing, just days after French midfielder Nampalys Mendy arrived at the King Power Stadium for a new club-high fee of £13million.

“Everything has been finalised and Musa will be in England for his medical on Wednesday,” Musa’s agent Tony Harris told BBC Sport.

The news comes a day after CSKA coach Leonid Slutsky confirmed that the player was poised to make the move to England with the Saints and West Ham both vying for his signature.

Musa, who can play as a winger or a striker, joined CSKA in 2012 and has scored 54 goals in 168 games for the Russian club. The 2015-16 season was his most prolific with 13 goals in 29 Russian Premier League matches.

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