Report: Newcastle United see Leicester City's Islam Slimani as plan b to Nicolai Jorgensen

Leicester City's Algerian striker Islam Slimani (L) heads the ball from Huddersfield Town's Danish defender Mathias Jorgensen during the English Premier League football match between...

Newcastle United are still interested in Leicester City's Islam Slimani, as they look to strengthen their attack.

Feyenoord's Nicolai Jorgensen celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group F football match between FC Shakhtar Donetsk and Feyenoord at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv...

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United will move for Islam Slimani if their bid for Feyenoord’s Nicolai Jorgensen fails.

Newcastle have already had a bid rejected for Jorgensen this month, and are weighing up going back for the Dane.

Newcastle are expected to move again for Jorgensen, but if Feyenoord continue to stand firm they may be forced to look elsewhere.

And it is suggested that Leicester City striker Slimani is the next name on Rafael Benitez’s wishlist.

Leicester City's Algerian striker Islam Slimani (L) heads the ball from Huddersfield Town's Danish defender Mathias Jorgensen during the English Premier League football match between...

Newcastle have been long-term admirers of Slimani, but doing a deal with Leicester has proven difficult.

The Foxes want £20 million for the Algerian, even though he has struggled to nail down a place since moving to the King Power Stadium back in 2016.

Leicester may be willing to loan out Slimani, but Newcastle will not know if Claude Puel will sanction that move until the end of the transfer window.

Leicester City's Algerian striker Islam Slimani (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal during the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester...

However, it may be that Slimani could be a more exciting target for Newcastle fans than Jorgensen. 

Jorgensen is a relatively unknown prospect in England, and although his scoring record in the Eredivisie is impressive, many forwards have struggled with moving to the Premier League from Holland. 

Slimani, on the other hand, hit seven goals in 23 appearances last term, and does seem to have the capabilities to score goals in England, despite his lack of games at Leicester. 

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