Reports have it that Manchester City will sell Kelechi Iheanacho only if a buy-back clause was inserted in his contract.
The 20-year-old had his first team opportunities severely limited at the Etihad last season under Spanish manager Pep Guardiola. Reports say he is set to leave the club with West Ham, Everton and Leicester interested.
West Ham will want any buy-back fee to be at least double what they pay, though City will likely argue it should be closer to the £30 million mark or less. The total can vary depending on what Iheanacho achieves at a new club.
However, the £20-million-rated striker recently dismissed any talks of an impending Etihad exit, when he told reporters he was unaware of an impending exit from the Etihad Stadium.
“I’m not very aware of that (reports linking him with a move away from Manchester City).
“I just keep working with the team and I’m still at Manchester City so I’ll meet up with the boys and kick off the season with Manchester City.
“I’m happy to stay at Manchester City and keep fighting to help them achieve what they want to achieve.
“Manchester City is a big team and we need to go far as a squad, so we need everybody,” he concluded.
According to SuperSport, City do not want to be left in the same situation as Chelsea, who allowed Romelu Lukaku to leave without inserting an option to buy back the striker at a set price.
Iheanacho has struggled to play under Guardiola, having only started five Premier League games last season.
But in spite of the limited opportunities, Iheanacho still managed seven goals and three assists, with those strikes coming at an average rate of one every 128 minutes.