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Fenerbahce close to signing Islam Slimani

Turkish side Fenerbahce are close to agreeing a deal to sign Leicester striker Islam Slimani, according to Sky Sports News.

The Algerian international will join them on a season-long loan, and they can offer Champions League football to the 30-year-old.

Slimani joined English football in 2016 when he became a record signing for Leicester City, but he has failed to live up to his price tag at the King Power Stadium.

Scoring 48 goals in 82 league games in Portugal for Sporting, Slimani certainly knows how to find the back of the net when given the correct service as he is lethal in the air.

He helped Leicester City to the quarter-finals of the Champions League where they remained unbeaten at home throughout their entire European campaign, and is one of Algeria’s all-time top goal-scorers.

Slimani has also been targeted by Besiktas and Valencia this summer, and Fenerbahce appear to have won the race meaning they will also end their interest in Al Sadd forward Baghdad Bounedjah.

He recently spent time on loan at Newcastle United, where he failed to score for the Magpies in his short spell at the club and received a three match ban that cut short his time with Rafa Benitez.

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