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West Ham reportedly have £24million offer accepted for attacker

According to reports, West Ham are closing in on a deal to sign Kelechi Iheanacho after Manchester City accepted a bid of £24 million for the Nigerian international.

Iheanacho has not been playing regular since Pep Guardiola became manager of City and fallen down the pecking order at the club since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.

The Hammers are looking to improve their forward options after both Diafra Sakho and Andy Carroll were inconsistent in their performances this season.  Should a deal go ahead, Iheanacho will be linking up with Pablo Zabaleta, who recently joined the Hammers from Manchester City.

According to some reports, Zabaleta played a role in talking Iheanacho into joining the Hammers after serving as a mentor to the 20-year-old at City.

Should the transfer go ahead, Iheanacho will become the most expensive footballer in Nigerian football history and the transfer sum would eclipse the £20 million that Chanchung Yatai forked out to lure Odion Ighalo in January.