Russian champions CSKA Moscow believe Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa should be attracting interest from the likes of Barcelona, Bayern, Real Madrid, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City, not to take a step down in his career by joining a smaller outfit.
The 23-year-old scored 18 goals in 44 appearances across all competitions this season prompting interest from Premier League champions Leicester City.
And CSKA confirmed on Monday that they would listen to offers for the South Africa 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner, who won his third Russian League title following the Militarians’ 1-0 win against Rubin Kazan at Kazan Arena on Saturday.
Reports in the British media earlier this month had claimed Musa was a target for Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri in January but the Foxes pulled out due to CSKA’s asking price of £20m for the player.
Daily Mail said they decided to revive their interest in Musa as they plan for the Champions League next season.
But CSKA seem not happy that only Leicester City are in the race for the former Kano Pillars star.
The Russian giants’ Director-General Roman Babayev insists they would not block a Musa transfer – but warned potential suitors the Nigeria vice-captain wouldn’t come cheap
“I do not want to guess. Of course, he is quite an expensive footballer,” Championat quoted Babayez as saying.
“And this is understandable: he is in the same level of players who can play in any big European club, not so much in Russia.
“It is obvious that the market value of Musa is tens of millions.”