West Ham United are no longer interested in Kelechi Iheanacho, Sky Sports News are reporting.
West Ham were believed to be one of a number of Premier League clubs interested in signing Kelechi Iheanacho this summer after being alerted to his availability.
The Hammers were reportedly on the verge of agreeing a £25m deal for Iheanacho but have decided to pursue other options instead.
This is the latest frustration in West Ham’s quest for a new striker.
Leicester City are now in pole position to sign the 20-year-old when he gets back from his holidays.
Manchester City are willing to let the talented young striker go as he is behind Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero in the pecking order.
Leicester, who have already signed Vicente Iborra and Harry Maguire this summer, are edging closer to completing this deal while West Ham remain light in the forward department.
After ending their interest in the Nigerian international, West Ham United will now have to look at other striker options.
The Hammers have limited options up front with the persistent injury problems of main duo Andy Carroll and Diafra Sakho.
Enner Valencia is set to be sold while Ashley Fletcher is not deemed ready for first team action.