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Slimani asks to cut Monaco loan short with Man Utd and Spurs ‘in talks’ with Leicester loanee

Islam Slimani has asked Monaco to cut his loan spell short with the forward reportedly ‘in talks’ with Manchester United and Tottenham over a proposed move.

The Algerian international is currently on a season-long loan deal with the French side from Leicester City, though reports have emerged in recent weeks that both Man Utd and Spurs are considering a move to bring the 31-year-old back to the Premier League to add to their depleted attacking options.

Tottenham were hit with a potentially season-ending injury to Harry Kane in their New Years Day draw with Southampton, while Manchester United were handed a blow with Marcus Rashford being ruled out for at least two months with a fractured back in their FA Cup replay against Wolves.

According to RMC Sport (via Get Football News France), the duo have held talks with the experienced forward regarding a return to English football, though it is yet unclear whether those would be permanent deals or the taking over of his current loan spell in Ligue 1.

Despite struggling to displace Wissam Ben Yedder as a first-choice at the principality club, Slimani has enjoyed an impressive spell with Monaco and has scored seven goals and provided a further seven assists in just 11 league starts for Robert Moreno’s side.

Slimani joined Leicester from Sporting Lisbon in a then club-record £28m deal in 2018, though he endured a difficult time at the King Power Stadium, scoring just eight Premier League goals in 35 appearances before spending loan spells at Newcastle, Fenerbahce and now Monaco.

Despite those struggles, it is now being reported that Slimani is keen for another crack at the Premier League, with speculation suggesting the Foxes will demand a fee of £4m for any deal to take him on loan for the remainder of the season.

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