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Ranieri offers Slimani lifeline to save career

Fulham are targeting Algerian striker Islam Slimani in their bid to stay in the Premier League, according to the Daily Telegraph.

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Claudio Ranieri, who signed the 30-year-old whilst he was manager of Leicester City, is looking to purchase the forward for around £14million.

Slimani has eight goals and six assists in 39 appearances whilst appearing for Leicester and Newcastle, but is currently having a disastrous loan spell at Fenerbahce in Turkey where he has scored just one league goal.

His poor form has seen him dropped from the Algerian national team and now his place in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations squad is under serious threat if he does not improve his performances. Baghdad Bounedjah has taken the striking shirt away from him.

Despite Slimani being on loan in Istanbul, Leicester and Fenerbahce could agree a deal in January that would see the loan spell terminated. Slimani is known for being an aerial threat, with very similar attributes to fellow Fulham striker Mitrovic.

It is understood that both parties no longer want the player, so a full-time exit from the King Power Stadium is looking likely next month. Follow all the Algerian football transfers in English with DZ Football.

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