Belgian club Genk striker on loan at Dutch giants, Feyenoord, Cyriel Dessers, has been contacted by the Super Eagles as possible last-minute replacement for Odion Ighalo.
Ighalo’s Saudi club, Al Shabab, have insisted the striker will be breaching his contract should he feature at the AFCON.
The former Watford and Manchester United striker is believed to have included in his contract that he has retired from international duty with Nigeria.
Dessers who was initially ignored in Eagles final 28-man list has taken the Dutch football by storm this season.
He was joint top scorer in the Dutch league two seasons ago with Heracles.
Dessers made his Eagles debut in October 2020 against Tunisia in a friendly played in Austria, but was overlooked by Eagles’ former German gaffer, Gernot Rohr.