Despite struggling for game time at Leicester City, Nampalys Mendy still managed to get called up to represent Senegal at the Africa Cup of Nations, for whom he played an instrumental role in the nation’s road to lifting the trophy.

The 29-year-old played in all but two of the tournament’s games, starting and finishing every single one of the knockout rounds, as well as being voted in the competition’s best XI.

This, however, didn’t help his cause at Leicester, where he has yet to play since his return, placed on the bench by Brendan Rodgers for the games against West Ham and Wolves.

His future appears to be far away from King Power Stadium, and clubs, or at least one, have taken notice of what he can do, according to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi.

Taking to Twitter, he claimed that following a failed attempt to sign Xeka from Lille, CSKA Moscow in Russia are ‘continuing their searches to find a ball winning midfielder’, with two profiles ‘especially targeted in the Premier League’.

The first is Jean-Philippe Gbamin, currently lost at Everton, with the other being Leicester City’s Nampalys Mendy.

We’ll have to wait and see if anything comes of this, but considering how reluctant Brendan Rodgers appears to be when it comes to using the Senegal international, an offer probably wouldn’t be unwelcome, and a deal is clearly there to be done.