Premier League target Islam Slimani reportedly tells Sporting Lisbon to facilitate his £23.5m exit

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Pazos Ferreira

The Algerian has been linked with Tottenham and Leicester recently.

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Pazos Ferreira

Portuguese source Record is reporting that reported Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City target Islam Slimani has informed his club Sporting Lisbon that he would like to leave the club this summer.

The report claims the Algerian, who has a €30 million (£23.5 million) exit clause, has informed Sporting that he would like to leave and play in another country – with the Premier League looking a likely destination.

Sporting's Islam Slimani celebrates his goal against Braga.

It has been reported in recent weeks that Tottenham and Leicester are keen on bringing the player to the Premier League.

The Sun reported last month that the 27-year-old was a top target for Spurs and Leicester and this news will be welcomed by both clubs – who are looking to strengthen their attacking department.

Netherland's Vincent Janssen celebrates.

Spurs are expected to sign AZ Alkmaar striker Vincent Janssen and are also being linked with a deal for Michy Batshuayi of Marseille – after finding themselves short in the attacking department last season.

England's Jamie Vardy

Leicester meanwhile are in need of reinforcements as they prepare for a Champions League campaign and also have fears over the future of Jamie Vardy – who has been linked with a move to Arsenal.

Slimani, who has scored 32 goals in 43 appearances in 2015-16, would be a brilliant signing from either club this summer.

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