CHELSEA have reportedly turned to Leicester Metropolis’s Islam Slimani of their determined seek for a striker.
Antonio Conte has been linked with a number of frontmen over the previous week as he makes an attempt to bolster his attacking ranks.
And now the Blues have approached the Foxes to attempt to signal the Algerian on mortgage, in response to The Sunday Instances.
Slimani matches the invoice of what Conte is on the lookout for and could be eligible for the Champions League.
The 29-year-old price Leicester £26.5m from Sporting Lisbon in the summertime of 2016.
Nevertheless, he has solely scored eight objectives in 25 top-flight appearances throughout his time on the King Energy.
And he has not began a league sport since September and was absent from the squad for yesterday’s win over Watford.
The Foxes are believed to be keen to dump Slimani from their wage invoice.
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However they’ve little interest in permitting him to exit on mortgage and would like any deal to be everlasting.
Conte has pushed the Chelsea board to get him one other skilled striker ever since he took cost at Stamford Bridge.
Following the departure of Diego Costa in the summertime, Alvaro Morata was introduced in as his alternative however the Spaniard is massively off form.
Michy Batshuyai has did not shine when given a possibility in assault and Conte is keen to let the Belgian depart on mortgage this month – so long as will get one other ahead first.
West Ham’s Andy Carroll gave the impression to be on his manner throughout London to hitch the Blues in a shock transfer earlier this month.
Nevertheless, the towering England worldwide’s transfer was scuppered after he was dominated out for 3 months with a hairline fracture.
The Blues have additionally enquired a couple of mortgage transfer for Stoke Metropolis veteran Peter Crouch however have been rebuffed by the struggling Potters.
In the meantime, they’re making an attempt to carry Edin Dzeko again to England from Roma.
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The Bosnian helped Manchester Metropolis to title success throughout his earlier Prem stint.
However the 31-year-old will likely be ineligible for the Champions League and is believed to be blissful to remain within the Italian capital.
Christian Benteke, who has solely scored as soon as for Crystal Palace within the prime flight this marketing campaign, is one other potential goal for the Blues.