Odds update: Bookies make Everton surprise favourites to sign Leicester's Islam Slimani

Leicester City's Algerian forward Islam Slimani (L) challenges West Bromwich Albion's Egyptian defender Ahmed Hegazy (R) during the 2017 Premier League Asia Trophy football match between...

The Leicester City star would be a useful addition to the Everton squad.

Islam Slimani of leicester goes off injured during the pre-season friendly match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Leicester City at Molineux on July 29, 2017 in Wolverhampton, England.

Popular bookmakers SkyBET have installed the Toffees as the new favourites in the race to sign Foxes hitman Islam Slimani, ahead of previous front-runners Watford.

The Algerian ace joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2016, for a fee believed to be in the region of £29 million, but failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at the King Power Stadium, making just 13 Premier League starts for his club.

Leicester City FC forward  Islam Slimani  (L) fights for the ball with West Bromwich Albion defender Jonny Evans  (R) during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Leicester City FC...

The 29-year-old still has plenty to offer at the very highest level, however, and a change of scenery might be all that the powerful target man needs to reinvigorate his career.

SkyBET believe that Slimani could be plying his trade away from the east Midlands this season, listing Everton as 6/1 favourites to obtain his signature, ahead of Watford at 13/2 and Newcastle United at 10/1.

Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool battles with Islam Slimani of Leicester City of during the Premier League Asia Trophy match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Hong Kong Stadium...

Ronald Koeman told Sky Sports on Monday of his desire to bring another striker to Goodison Park before the transfer window slams shut, and the Algeria international would be the ideal addition to the Dutchman's squad.

Strong in the air, Slimani could act as a fantastic focal point for the Blues' attacking play, and Koeman should not hesitate to bring him to Merseyside before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.

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