Man City inserts a buy back clause on Kelechi Ihenancho
West Ham are hopeful they can win the race for the £20million-rated striker but Everton and Leicester are also interested.
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 Pep Guardiola, having only started five Premier League games all season.
The Nigerian has previously spoken about his need to play to build his confidence