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Nigeria coach Keshi confirms Man City target Kelechi Iheanacho on way to England

Nigerian whizkid Kelechi Iheanacho has been released from national team duties to finalise a move to England. The 17-year-old is reportedly travelling to England to negotiate a contract with Manchester City, according to Nigeria coach Stephen Keshi.

Keshi revealed Iheanacho had been released from training to start negotiations with City.

"Initially a young man came declaring that he was the agent of Iheanacho, but I declined to deal with him until I heard from the family because the boy is still a minor," he said.

"It was soon after my rejection that I got a call from his father who told me that they have got a travelling visa to the United Kingdom and that I should oblige him with his son's release.

"I did and told the young man to go and do the nation proud at whichever club he finally chooses to settle down with."

Arsenal and Manchester United were also thought to be interested in sealing a deal for Iheanacho's signature, but look to have been beaten by City.

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