Leicester City are among several European clubs chasing Hammarby IF’s Akinkunmi Amoo, according to FotbollDirekt.

The 18-year-old has managed four goals in seven matches so far for the Swedish side.

Amoo’s current side host Mjällby today and the report explains several clubs will keep a close eye on the teenager during the tie. Hammarby chief scout Mikael Hjelmberg has revealed suitors have contacted his side.

“Clubs have been in touch and asked if we would be interested in discussing the conditions for a transfer. And we’re not. We still have nothing concrete to relate to, but we have no interest at this time in selling him. It’s up to clubs to get in touch with us,” Hjelmberg said.

According to the report, the Foxes are one of the sides to have shown interest in the player.

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It’s claimed Brendan Rodgers’ side joined Valencia, Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax in monitoring the winger and these clubs were in the picture even before he arrived at Hammarby.

The player’s services were secured last season for two million SEK [€200,000] and recent reports indicate Hammarby are looking for around 40m SEK [€4m] to sell Amoo.

Fotbollskanalen got in touch with Jesper Jansson, the sporting director of the Swedish club, regarding the recent interest generated by the young attacker.

“We do not think much about it. It is clear that he is creating an interest, but we are not focusing on that. We all have ambitions that he will continue to develop with us. We have not opened up to anything,” he said.

Amoo signed a four-year contract in 2020, but the Hammarby chief has refused to rule out his sale as early as this summer.

“It’s probably not impossible, but it’s not something we want. I want to be clear about that. The ambition is for us to see the players at Hammarby and see them play at Tele2 Arena and contribute here before they take the next step,” Jansson explained.

“You should never say never, but the ambition is to win football matches and be as good as possible, not just buy and sell.

“I heard some talk about it [Amoo’s price tag of 40m SEK] a few days ago, but there is a little too much focus on it. Basically, we want to win football matches and get as high up in the table as possible.”

“The main focus should not be on buying and selling players but on making Hammarby better and winning titles. I do not want to be dragged into constantly selling someone as soon as someone comes. The focus is on performance on the field and making Hammarby better.”