Club reportedly set fee for alleged Aston Villa target, as rival make enquiry

Islam Slimani of AS Monaco celebrates 3-3 with Keita Balde of AS Monaco, Wissam Ben Yedder of AS Monaco, Fode Ballo of AS Monaco  during the French League 1  match between Paris Saint...

Aston Villa and Manchester United reportedly want Leicester City-owned Islam Slimani.

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE - October 5:  Aleksandr Golovin #17 of Monaco and Islam Slimani #20 of Monaco in action during the Montpellier V Monaco, French Ligue 1 regular season match at Stade de...

According to The Daily Mail, Leicester City want £4 million as loan fee for Islam Slimani, amid reported interest from Aston Villa and Manchester United.

The Telegraph has claimed that Villa want to sign Slimani on loan from Premier League rivals Leicester in the January transfer window.

The 31-year-old Algeria international striker is on loan at AS Monaco from the Foxes at the moment.

The Daily Mail has now claimed that Premier League giants United have made an enquiry about securing the services of Slimani.

The report has added that Leicester want a loan fee of £4 million for the striker - who has scored seven goals and provided seven assists in 13 Ligue 1 appearances for Monaco so far this season, according to WhoScored.

Missing out

With United now reportedly interested, it is hard to see Villa get Slimani before the Red Devils.

With the Villans struggling for survival in the Premier League and United aiming to finish in the top four, it is logical to expect the striker to choose the Red Devils over Dean Smith’s side.

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE - October 5:  Islam Slimani #20 of Monaco during the Montpellier V Monaco, French Ligue 1 regular season match at Stade de la Mosson on October 5th 2019 in Montpellier,...

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