Nigerian international Kelechi Iheanacho is set to be offloaded by former English Premier League champions Leicester City according to reports in England, reports.

Iheanacho has scored just once and finds himself in the pecking order behind Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki under Club Manager, Claude Puel.

He was only given a 10-minute runout against League One minnows Fleetwood in a 0-0 draw on Saturday.

The Foxes bought the 21-year-old from Manchester City in August.

However, he has made just two Premier League starts this campaign.

According to Sunsport, a tabloid based in the UK, the club are beginning to accept they made an expensive mistake by snapping up the Nigerian ace.

A well-placed source said: “The problem is Kelechi is earning around £115,000-a-week on a five-year deal and no club will currently want to take him on those wages.

“So Leicester might have to let him go for a lot cheaper than they paid for him if they decide to sell now.”

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez was interested in the summer and the likes of Stoke, West Ham and Swansea were also in the hunt.

Boss Claude Puel does not see him being part of his plans anytime soon.

And he hardly gave him a ringing endorsement when asked if fans can expect to see more of him given the huge outlay the club made.