Tottenham ready to beat Man United to £15m Algeria forward – report

Tottenham are near to signing a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani, according to A Bola

Tottenham are closing in on a deal to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani ahead of interest from Leicester City and Manchester United, according to A Bola.

The Algeria international was in impressive form for the Portuguese side over the past season after he scored 31 goals in just 46 appearances for Lisbon in an eye-catching 2015/16 season.

Unsurprisingly, Slimani’s form has caught the eye of some of the Premier League’s leading clubs, including champions Leicester, third-placed Tottenham and United.

According to A Bola, Tottenham are close to completing a £15m swoop for the highly-rated Algeria forward ahead of their title rivals as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to strengthen his squad for the 2016/17 season.

Slimani has scored 47 times in 80 games in the Portuguese league for Sporting since his move from CR Belouizdad in 2013.

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Tottenham finished in third place in the Premier League table after a 5-1 loss to Newcastle United allowed their north London rivals Arsenal to hoist themselves above Spurs and into second place.

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