Report: Leicester preparing new bid for Sporting Lisbon's Islam Slimani after January bid failed

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Leicester City are reportedly ready to make another bid for Sporting Lisbon's Islam Slimani.

According to The Sun, Sporting Lisbon goal machine Islam Slimani will once again be targeted by Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

The Foxes didn't make any big moves in January despite their push for the Premier League title, as manager Claudio Ranieri instead chose to add two promising youngsters, with Daniel Amartey and Demarai Gray arriving from Copenhagen and Birmingham City respectively.

However, their spending could have been so much bigger had they managed to land striker Islam Slimani from Portuguese giants Sporting Lisbon.

Diario de Noticias reported earlier this month that Sporting snubbed an £11.6m January bid from Leicester for Slimani, who has been in fine form this season.

With 18 league goals as well as another three goals in other competitions, Slimani has been outstanding under Jorge Jesus this term, showing off his ability as a target man with strength and aerial ability.

Now, The Sun report that Leicester are still keen to land Slimani, and with Champions League football virtually guaranteed, they will look to finally lure Slimani to the King Power Stadium, offering him a reunion with star winger Riyad Mahrez.

The duo are Algerian international team-mates, and that connection could be fruitful for the Foxes next season - if they can seal a deal for Slimani as well as keep Mahrez at the club.

Ranieri does have Jamie Vardy, Leonardo Ulloa and Shinji Okazaki at his disposal, but a player like Slimani would give Leicester another goalscoring option, as well as a focal point for Vardy to run off; making him a potentially ideal signing for the Foxes this summer.

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