There’s a report in the Mirror that one of the strikers Newcastle, could land by Thursday night is Leicester City striker Islam Slimani
Leicester have just signed Leonardo Ulloa to a two-year extension that will keep him at the club through 2019, so now Slimani is available to leave.
Leicester want to recoup as much of the £29M they paid Sporting Lisbon for him last summer, but Newcastle don’t have that kind of money available.
The best we can do is to try to sign him on loan with an option to buy him next summer, but we are also keeping tabs on at least four other strikers too.
A rejuvenated Watford side under new manager Marco Silva are also interested in signing the player, and they could offer fierce competition and the transfer money up front.
Islam Slimani – can Newcastle get him on loan?
The Algerian has been unable to nail down a first team starting spot at the Foxes although he did look good on occasion last season, and he could be a good signing for Newcastle if we can get him.
The Mirror is reporting Leicester are willing to cash in on Slimani if they can get a decent fee for him, but that’s not going to come from Newcastle – not this year anyway.
There are only three full days left in the transfer window with the window slamming shut at 11:00 pm on Thursday night, so we should be seeing players coming and going at Newcastle in the next few days.