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Leicester City transfer news: City renew their interest in Oxford’s Marvin Johnson

Leicester City are renewing their interest in £2m-rated Oxford United striker Marvin Johnson.

According to reports in The Sun, Leicester could be about to add the 26-year-old to their resources up front, despite being close to signing Manchester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho.

While they may face competition from Birmingham City and Aston Villa, the fact that former Oxford boss Michael Appleton is now on Leicester’s coaching staff could give City the edge in any transfer dealings.

Appleton is understood to have recommended Johnson to his new employers after an impressive scoring record at the Kassam Stadium.

Oxford shelled out £650,000 for Johnson from Motherwell this time last year and have already rejected offers above £1m for him last January.

The Scottish side will get a percentage of any sell-on fee so United are keen to get as much money as they can if they sell him.

 

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