Islam Slimani could seal £7.8m Monaco switch from Leicester

Algeria striker currently on loan with the Ligue 1 club

Islam Slimani
Image: Islam Slimani's Leicester deal expires in 2021

Islam Slimani's impressive form on loan at Monaco could see Leicester City lose their former record signing for as little as £7.8m, Sky Sports News has been told. 

It is understood the Ligue 1 club has an option to buy the Algeria striker and sources abroad say the fee is a quarter of the £29m Leicester paid for him in 2016.

However, insiders at the Premier League side dispute claims the fee is so low and are expecting considerably more for a player who has outscored Neymar and Memphis Depay in the French top-flight this season.

Slimani, who has earned rave reviews for his performances at the Ligue 1 club, has scored five goals and set up another six in seven games.

Islam Slimani
Image: Islam Slimani has scored five goals and set up another six in seven games in the French top flight.

His most recent strike, converting a Cesc Fabregas pass on Sunday, helped Monaco beat Rennes 3-2 and move out of the relegation zone.

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Slimani is currently on a season-long loan from Leicester, where he netted 13 times in 46 matches, and his contract expires in 2021.

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