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Leicester Interested In Sporting Striker Slimani, But Refuse To Meet £35m Price Tag

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Leicester City interested in Islam SlimaniPremier League defending champions Leicester City have showed interest in Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani, but the not willing to meet the high asking price of £35millon.

Foxes boss Claudio Ranieri is desperate to sign another forward with the debut Champions League campaign knocking at the door.

Foottheball sources confirm that the Foxes are not willing to meet the asking price and in its place they are looking forward to splurge £23m for the Sporting Lisbon striker.

It is believed that the Algerian forward is keen on making a switch to Leicester City before the transfer window closes, and join his international compatriot Riyad Mahrez.

Leicester City interested in Islam SlimaniSources confirm that the Leicester bosses are worried about the high asking price and would look forward to rope in other targets if the Portuguese club does not lower the asking price for Islam Slimani, whose contract expires in 2020.

Sources claim that Premier League side West Brom were also interested in securing the signatures of Slimani, but they failed to place a tempting bid that would convince Sporting Lisbon to offload their star player.

Reports also suggest that the out-of-favour Leicester midfielder Gokhan Inler is being chased by Turkish side Besiktas and Lyon.

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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