Leicester City striker, Ahmed Musa is now in a race against time to seal a deal in the January transfer window, after The Foxes blocked his impending return to CSKA Moscow of Russia.
Details of the report out of King Power Stadium reveal that Leicester put a hold on the deal that would take Musa back to CSKA because they would rather see him leave in an outright sale, not on loan.
Musa enjoyed an eventual time at Russian army club CSKA between 2012 and 2016, during which time he won three Russian Premier League titles, the Russian Cup and two Super Cup trophies.
However, the 25-year-old Musa has failed to establish himself with The Foxes since his big-money move from CSKA in 2016.
He has scored five goals in a total of 33 appearances for the English club and has since been demoted to the team’s U21s, but a source close to the fleet-footed attacker insisted that a decision will soon be taken on his future.
The source affirmed: “The player and his representatives will want him to stay put in England even though there have been some serious offers from outside England.
“What has really delayed his return to CSKA is the fact that Leicester City wish he moves back on a permanent basis rather than on a loan.”