West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City are set to enter a bidding war for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi, according to Turkish newspaper Turkiye.

It is understood that, for Fenerbahce, a bidding war would be the best case scenario, as they aim to receive the highest amount possible for Muriqi, who looks set on leaving this summer.

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Leicester reportedly want the 26-year-old forward to be a long-term replacement for the ageing Jamie Vardy.

West Brom, on the other hand, desperately want the Kosovo international up front for them this season to give them hope of avoiding relegation.

Muriqi was one of the first players Slaven Bilic shortlisted ahead of the summer transfer window, and he remains a top priority for the Baggies.

Fenerbahce want a minimum of 15m (£13.5m) for their star striker and are now pinning their hopes on a fierce bidding war between Leicester and West Brom to boost the final amount.

Vedat Muriqi is wanted by several clubs this summer as he’s proved to be a lethal finisher in the Turkish league, scoring 17 goals and providing six assists for Fenerbahce in all competitions this campaign.


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