Browsing: Kelechi Iheanacho

Both players are set to be out for around another two weeks, during which time the Foxes will play four Premier League matches, including hosting Liverpool at the King Power Stadium, and their FA Cup fifth-round tie against Brighton.

Leicester could have taken an early lead after Luke Thomas was fouled in the box by James Tomkins but Iheanacho’s weak effort from the spot after a stuttering run-up was swatted away by goalkeeper Vicente Guaita.

While the exact reason for his absence has not been publicised, Napoli learned this week that midfielders Piotr Zielinski and Eljif Elmas had contracted coronavirus, with the squad’s other players returning negative tests.

The Nigerian international has been subject to talk that he will depart the King Power Stadium this summer with Brendan Rodgers said to have his eyes on Celtic forward Ousmane Edouard.

Iheanacho would also be gunning for his 11th goal in all competitions against Crystal Palace on Saturday in what was his ninth league start and 16th appearance.

City were two goals behind after just 16 minutes at Goodison Park following an early effort from Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurðsson’s penalty, but Iheanacho – a second-half substitute – halved the arrears after the break.

As with the European Championships, which have been pushed back from this summer to next, the 2021 AFCON has been postponed until January and February 2022, the Confederation of African Football decided in a meeting on Tuesday.

According to reports in the Turkish media, the Super Lig outfit have identified the 23-year-old as a possible replacement for Alexander Sorloth, who is being linked with a return to England.