If there’s one man who desperately needs a new club this summer, it’s Islam Slimani.

The Leicester City striker has been out of favour at the King Power Stadium ever since Claudio Ranieri was sacked, and a series of disappointing loans never helped his case.

That is, at least, until this year, when the Algeria international enjoyed something of a revival at AS Monaco, where he formed a great partnership with Wissam Ben Yedder.

Unfortunately, the purchase option in the deal was never triggered, and with the Ligue 1 season now over, Slimani is back at Leicester.

Embed from Getty Images

He’s still of interest to many, however, as Foot Mercato claimed on Tuesday that Marseille were looking at him to bolster their attack.

They aren’t the only ones, mind, as Le10 Sport are now reporting that Nîmes Olympique, in what seemed to be a rush of blood to the head, also gave it a go.

The website state the club who finished 18th in this season’s French elite (but won’t be relegated) ‘recently tried to sign’ the Algerian striker, but it was deemed ‘impossible’ from a financial point of view.

Well, if you don’t buy a ticket, you won’t win the raffle…