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Las Palmas, Racing Genk battle over Etebo


Nigeria’s player Oghenekaro Etebo (8) celebrates the team’s third goal against Japan during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games men’s First Round Group B football match Nigeria vs Japan, at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus on August 4, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / RAPHAEL ALVES

CSKA in race to sign Ahmed Musa

Belgian First Division A side, Racing Genk is battling their Spanish counterparts, Las Palmas, over the signing of Super Eagles star Oghenekaro Etebo.Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws first reported that Genk are hoping to complete the signing of the Nigeria international before the close of the January transfer window.

However, understands that C.D. Feirense is studying an offer that was faxed by Genk on Sunday but an agreement is far from being reached. There is a four-year deal on the table waiting for Etebo to append his signature to if there’s no breakdown in talks.

Ahead of the 2018 World Cup, C.D. Feirense higher-ups are only interested in negotiating a loan deal with an interested club at this stage.And that has put Las Palmas in pole position for the services of Etebo, the Spanish club has offered him ‘crazy wages’ to join the club on loan until the end of the 2017-2018 season.

The 22-year-old’s performance on the pitch in the first half of the season was impressive, having scored 4 goals in 17 matches in the Primeira Liga.Meanwhile, CSKA Moscow is racing against the clock to complete the signing of Leicester City striker Ahmed Musa before the close of the transfer window in England.

The Muscovites face Red Star Belgrade in the round of 32 of the Europa League, with the first leg scheduled to take place at Stadion Rajko Mitić (Beograd) on February 13.The Nigeria international can participate in that match but his name must be added to CSKA Moscow’s roster by midnight on February 1, 2018, meaning the Russian club have around two days to get the paperwork in place.

Musa’s intermediary Tony Harris recently stated that he expects his client to undergo a medical today, Monday, ahead of a loan move. The Russian transfer window 2 will remain open for business until February 22 after the UEFA deadline.

Musa played two matches for CSKA Moscow in the Europa League in his first spell with the capital outfit, against AIK Solna back in the 2012-2013 season.The Super Eagles star has made only one appearance for the first team of Leicester City this term.

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