Portuguese media outlet A Bola has learned that Premier League champions Leicester City are set to complete the signing of Algerian striker Islam Slimani from Sporting CP.
It is no secret that the Foxes are in the market for a centre forward and they appear to have made the Primeira Liga star their number one target.
According to A Bola, Leicester City have informed Benfica they are ready to match the player’s €30 million release clause, meaning the Algerian should soon be arriving at King Power Stadium.
The two clubs are currently negotiating the terms of the payment, while Slimani should travel to England after the final game of the season at the weekend.
The 27-year-old has enjoyed the most successful season of his career, scoring impressive 26 goals in 32 league outings.
He has been repeatedly linked with a move to English Premier League, and Leicester appear to have beaten the likes of West Ham, Everton and Crystal Palace to his signature.