MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham are locked in talks with Islam Slimani as both clubs look to sign the Leicester flop.
The Algerian forward, 31, is currently on loan at Monaco from the Foxes after just eight goals in 39 Premier League games for the club.
Now French outlet RMC are claiming desperate United and Spurs are looking to bolster their threadbare ranks this month with Slimani.
However, it’s not yet known if the two sides are aiming to take over the loan deal or sign him on a permanent basis.
Both Man Utd and Tottenham have been forced into the transfer market this month due to injuries.
Spurs are set to be without Harry Kane for the rest of the season after having surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his hamstring.
Meanwhile, United have lost Marcus Rashford with a stress fracture in his lower back.
As well as being provisionally ruled out for the rest of the domestic season, both strikers could also miss England’s Euro 2020 campaign this summer.
Now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Jose Mourinho are set to do battle this window for Slimani – hoping he can recapture his red-hot form from his Sporting Lisbon days.
Slimani scored 48 times in just 82 games in the Portuguese top flight, earning his move to Leicester in 2016.
After failing to settle into his groove in England, Slimani was loaned to Newcastle and Fenerbahce before joining Monaco last year.
The Algerian has scored seven times in just 13 Ligue 1 games as he finds his feet again – but he managed just one goal in 19 games at Newcastle and Fenerbahce combined in 2018.
Slimani has scored 29 times in 68 international games for his country.