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Man City yet to release Iheanacho for Rio Olympics

English Premier League club Manchester City is yet to release forward Kelechi Iheanacho to join Nigeria for the football event at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

The Nigeria FA has been in talks with Manchester City to release the 19-year-old, but the club is yet to make a decision.

If Iheanacho is released, he will miss the start of the English Premier League on August 13, as the Dream Team will still be in Brazil if they qualify from the group stage.

According to Manchester Evening News, clubs have been obliged to release players at previous Olympics, but this time it is at their discretion whether they allow them to go.

But after scoring 14 goals in his debut season, City could be finding it difficult to release Iheanacho, who has been looking forward to begin a new season under incoming coach Pep Guardiola.

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