Monaco are demanding €2.5m in compensation if they are to end Islam Slimani’s loan deal short, but so far Tottenham are unwilling to pay.

Spurs are on the hunt for a new striker this month after losing Harry Kane for several months with a hamstring injury.

They have subsequently been linked with several potential signings and Slimani, who is currently on loan at Monaco from Leicester City, is one of them.

The Algerian joined the French club in the summer and had impressed, with seven goals and seven assists in 14 games in all competitions.

However, a change in management at the club has seen him fall out of favour and reports have suggested he wants to move elsewhere, mainly as there is interest in him from the Premier League.

However, Monaco aren’t keen on letting him go without compensation, and according to Foot Mercato journalist Santi Aouna, their price is €2.5m.

They have made this clear to Tottenham, but as of last night, José Mourinho’s side were not willing to pay that much to get their man.

It’s not made clear whether that’s a stance that may change, although given the transfer deadline is fast approaching and Tottenham still need a striker, it’s easy to imagine it might do if Slimani is their best option before the window slams shut.