Report: Premier League club want £4m loan fee for Spurs linked striker

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Dom Le Roy

Leicester City have demanded a £4m fee for any club wanting to take striker Islam Slimani on loan, claim the Daily Mail.

Spurs have been linked with a number of strikers during the current transfer window following Harry Kane’s hamstring injury with Slimani said to be on the radar of the Champions League finalists (The Telegraph).

The 31-year-old failed to live up to expectations at Leicester after his £30 million from Sporting Lisbon back in 2017 (The Guardian) and has since been shipped out on loan to Newcastle, Fenerbahce and now Monaco.

While he had limited success in his first two loan spells, he has been impressive for Monaco this season having registered seven goals and seven assists in fourteen league games so far (transfermarkt).

The Mail have reported that Manchester United are also keen on signing the Algerian international with a forward also high up on the shopping list of the former Premier League champions.  

However, it is suggested that when United enquired about Silmani, they were told by the  Foxes that it would cost them £4million.

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Getting a striker on loan would make a lot of sense for Spurs as it would allow us to cope until the end of the season before reassessing our options in the summer rather than being forced into a panic buy this month. However, there are major question marks over whether Slimani has the quality required for the Premier League and so this will be an extremely underwhelming singing if it went through.

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