Leicester are in advanced negotiations with Sporting Lisbon over a possible club-record transfer of striker Islam Slimani, according to Sky sources.
Slimani, who scored 27 times last season, is due to feature for Sporting against Porto later today even though we understand the player is keen to move to the Premier League champions.
At this moment, Leicester and Sporting are some distance apart in terms of transfer fee – Sporting are demanding a payment of around £34m, but this is more than Leicester are willing to pay.
West Bromwich Albion are monitoring the situation, and may yet put forward their own bid.
Islam Slimani is under contract with Sporting until 2020.