MX23RW : Saturday, January 19 13:07:40

Newcastle United to break record for Islam Slimani?

Newcastle to break record for Slimani?
© SilverHub
Newcastle United are reportedly prepared to spend a club-record £20m on the capture of Leicester City forward Islam Slimani.

Newcastle United are reportedly prepared to break their club transfer record this month in order to secure the services of Leicester City striker Islam Slimani.

The 29-year-old is available for transfer this month, having made just two Premier League starts for the Foxes all season, and has been linked with a surprise loan switch to Chelsea as backup for Alvaro Morata.

According to The Mirror, Magpies manager Rafael Benitez has placed the Algerian "high" on his transfer wishlist and the club are prepared to meet Leicester's £20m valuation of the player.

The figure would eclipse Newcastle's 12-year old transfer record - the £16.8m they paid to bring in Michael Owen from Real Madrid in 2005.

Benitez is believed to have severely limited funds at his disposal this month as owner Mike Ashley attempts to sell the club, although it is thought that a potential move for Slimani would be funded by selling off players such as Aleksandar Mitrovic and Jonjo Shelvey.

Newcastle completed their first piece of transfer business yesterday when they signed Blues forward Kenedy on a half-season loan.


Click here for more stories about Islam Slimani

Click here for more stories about Chelsea

Share this article now:
Chelsea's Kenedy during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Read Next:
Newcastle confirm Kenedy loan signing
>

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Premier League
Championship
La Liga
Serie A
Bundesliga
Ligue 1
Eredivisie
Primeira Liga
Belgian Pro League
League One
League Two
National League
Scottish League Two
NIFL Premiership
Liga MX
Argentine Primera Division
Segunda Division
Serie B
Ligue 2
Greek Superleague
Turkish Super Lig
Australian A-League
Indian I-League
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves239592528-332
9Leicester CityLeicester2394102627-131
10West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
11Everton228683331230
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
Ultra close-up image of Kevin De Bruyne [NOT FOR USE IN ARTICLES]Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Select and display your favourite team's news and scores in this panel
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account