Newcastle and Watford ready to make an offer for Slimani

Leicester City expect offers from Newcastle United and Watford for Algerian striker Islam Slimani, according to English newspaper the Daily Mail.

The forward has been struggling for game time under new manager Claude Puel, with the incoming French manager reverting to a system with just one striker up front.

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Slimani is the top scorer in this season’s League Cup, with four goals in three matches, and that is the only competition where he has been given a real opportunity to play.

But with the Foxes now out of that tournament, it looks as though Slimani will move on to a new club that is also in the Premier League.

We reported earlier in the year that Slimani was looking to leave Leicester, and this now looks certain with the 2015/16 Premier League champions looking to recoup some of the £30million that they paid for the 29-year-old.

The Algerian international scored two goals in four matches at the World Cup in Brazil back in 2014, showing he really can compete with the world’s best.

Watford are a club comfortably in the middle of the Premier League table, whilst Newcastle are in a relegation battle to stay in the top division of English football.

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