Algerian striker Islam Slimani has emerged as a shock target for La Liga giants Barcelona, according to Spanish media outlet Mundo Deportivo.
Slimani is very keen to leave Monaco after losing his place in the team following the departure of manager Leonardo Jardim.
The 31-year-old already has seven goals and eight assists this season in Ligue 1.
Barcelona are desperate for a striker to cover for the injured Luis Suarez, and see the Algerian forward as a viable loan option.
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