Tottenham close to Sporting Lisbon striker?

Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani is reportedly close to joining Tottenham Hotspur.

The Algeria international, who scored 31 goals in 46 appearances for the Portuguese outfit during the 2015-16 campaign, has also represented his nation on 43 occasions.

The Premier League champions Leicester City were previously been linked with a move for the 27-year-old forward, but according to A Bola, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are closing on a £15m deal.

Slimani has emerged as one of the most wanted attackers on the continent, having joined Sporting from CR Belouizdad in 2013, and has a £24m release clause until June 2020.

Earlier this week, O Jogo reported the striker would prefer a move to Spurs, with Leicester City are also understood to retain an interest.

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