Tottenham to beat Leicester to £24m striker – report

Tottenham are closing in on £23m Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, according to reports in Portugal

Tottenham Hotspur are ready to beat Leicester City to the signing of Sporting Lisbon forward Islam Slimani, according to the media in Portugal.

The Lilywhites are the second-highest goal-scorers in the Premier League after netting 68 times in 37 Premier League games – just two short of Manchester City.

Mauricio Pochettino has been forced to rely on England striker Harry Kane throughout most of the Premier League campaign. The 22-year-old has netted 25 times in 37 games.

According to reports in Portugal, the north London side are ready to put together a £23m offer for the Sporting Lisbon striker as Pochettino looks to bolster his attacking options.

The 27-year-old Algerian striker has netted 26 times in 31 league games in Portugal to attract interest from some of Europe’s leading clubs ahead of the summer transfer window.

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Leicester and Tottenham target Slimani has netted 23 goals in 43 appearances for the Algeria national team since making his debut in 2013.

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