Chelsea make shock loan offer for Slimani

Chelsea want to sign Algerian striker Islam Slimani on loan, after missing out on Andy Carroll and Peter Crouch. According to the Sunday Times, the West Londoners want to sign a target man in the January transfer window.

Antonio Conte has made an approach for the 29-year-old, who would be eligible to play in the Champions League for the Blues this season. However, it is understood that Leicester would rather sell Slimani as opposed to loaning him.

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He has five goals and one assist this season in 17 matches, and is currently the top scorer in the English League Cup. The 29-year-old has made just two starts in the Premier League this season, scoring in one of them against Huddersfield Town, whilst the other one was actually against Chelsea.

Slimani first came to attention on the world stage when he scored two goals in four matches at the World Cup in 2014. He moved from CR Belouizdad to Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, where he was signed by Marco Silva.

Claudio Ranieri then paid a club record fee for Leicester of £30m to bring him to the King Power Stadium, and now Claude Puel has said that there are indeed too many forwards currently at the club.



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