Islam Slimani has emerged as a surprise target for Rennes in the winter transfer window.
The Algeria international has joined Leicester City from Sporting CP for a fee in the region of 32 million euros in August 2016. The 29-year-old has a valid contract with Leicester City until June 2021.
Since his arrival from Sporting CP, Islam Slimani has scored 12 goals and provided 6 assists in 38 games for Leicester City, including 4 goals and one assist in 9 games in all competitions this season.
The 29-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Algeria.
As a member of Algeria national football team, Islam Slimani has won 53 caps and has scored 25 goals.
Islam Slimani is one of the more likely players to be offloaded by Leicester City this winter and the list of suitors in the Algeria international continues to grow.
Sabri Lamouchi wants to sign a new striker this winter and Islam Slimani is one of the names at the top of his wishlist.
The report claims that Rennes manager has extensively scouted Islam Slimani and is considering a move for the striker.
The Algeria international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of attacking player Sabri Lamouchi wants to target in the winter transfer window.
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The 29-year-old would be a very good addition for Rennes and they can afford him as well.
According to the report in French media, Rennes are very interested in taking Slimani on-loan for the second-half of the season.
It will be interesting to see what happens when Rennes come calling for Islam Slimani in January.
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