Leicester City planning £7m Islam Slimani bid?

Islam Slimani of Algeria is challenged by Philipp Lahm (L) and Per Mertesacker of Germany during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
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Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani is believed to be the subject of interest from Leicester City, according to a report.

Leicester City are reportedly preparing a £7m bid for Algerian international Islam Slimani.

The 26-year-old enjoyed a successful World Cup and scored twice for his country in the group stages.

His contract at current club Sporting Lisbon is due to expire in June 2017 and The Mirror reports that the Foxes are confident of securing his services.

Slimani has scored 12 goals in 24 appearances for his country.

Sporting's midfielder William Carvalho celebrates after scoring a goal during the Portuguese football match Sporting CP vs FC Pacos de Ferreira on December 1, 2013
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