One of the big headaches Leicester City will be facing this summer is working out what to do with Islam Slimani.
The striker spent the current season on loan at AS Monaco where things went relatively well, but a change of direction at the club saw the principality side take the decision to not trigger the purchase clause in the deal and send him back to the King Power Stadium.
With the Ligue 1 season now over, the Algeria international is currently in limbo, waiting for the Premier League to finish so his future can be sorted out, but that doesn’t mean other clubs aren’t thinking about him.
According to Foot Mercato, Marseille are one of them as they look to bolster their attack for next season, having previously been heavily linked with Rennes’ Mbaye Niang.
The French website explain Slimani ‘wants to leave Leicester’, and the Foxes are ‘looking for a new landing spot’ since they Brendan Rodgers isn’t interested in working with him.
The player, down his end, is keen on the move, even if he has ‘various options in Europe and in the Middle-East’, as he is ‘interested in a return to Ligue 1’.
Furthermore, Leicester’s valuation of €10m makes him a far more affordable option than Niang, whom Rennes want double that for.