Musa un­der­goes Le­ices­ter med­i­cal Wed­nes­day

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English Pre­mier League cham­pi­ons, Le­ices­ter City have agreed a deal with CSKA Moscow to sign Nige­ria for­ward Ahmed Musa, ac­cord­ing to the player’s agent.

The 23-year-old, who joined CSKA in 2012 and scored 54 goals in 168 games, is set to sign for what BBC Sport un­der­stands is a Foxes club-record fee.

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

BBC Sport un­der­stands Musa turned down Southamp­ton, Ever­ton and West Ham.

CSKA Moscow coach Leonid Slut­sky ad­mit­ted the Nige­rian, who can play as winger or striker, is on his way out of the club.

“He’ll be leav­ing on Tues­day,” Slut­sky told the Rus­sian me­dia.

“If you look at the way things are done over there, you’ll see he is a player just made for English foot­ball.”

Musa made his in­ter­na­tional de­but against Mada­gas­car in Septem­ber 2010 and has scored 11 times in 58 ap­pear­ances for the Su­per Ea­gles.

He scored twice in Nige­ria’s 3-2 loss to Ar­gentina at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, be­com­ing the first Nige­rian to score twice in a World Cup fi­nals match.

His first goal in that Group F game was his coun­try’s fastest at the tour­na­ment, com­ing after just four min­utes.

Ahmed Musa of CSKA Moscow duels for the ball with a Sport­ing CP de­fender dur­ing the UEFA Cham­pi­ons League Qual­i­fy­ing Round Play Off

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