However, the striker's Leicester City exit doesn't appear close to completion.
Southampton and Leicester City have reportedly made Cedric Soares and Islam Slimani available with Primeira Liga giants Sporting Lisbon interested.
Islam Slimani has scored just eight Premier League goals for Leicester and Brendan Rodgers could let him go after an awful loan spell at Fenerbahce.
Islam Slimani has scored just eight Premier League goals since his £29m move to Leicester City but a move back to Portugal beckons.
The Leicester City owned ace would be a useful addition for Southampton.
Slimani has been linked with a move to Villa, despite being currently on loan at Fenerbahce.
Aston Villa could reportedly make a move for Leicester City's Premier League flop Islam Slimani during the January transfer window.
Slimani is struggling at Turkish side Fenerbahce, and Villa have been linked with a move.
Claudio Ranieri's Leicester City paid £30million for Islam Slimani in 2016 but could he return to the Premier League with Fulham?
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