Leicester City are aiming to reinforce their newly promoted side by making a move for Algerian World Cup star Islam Slimani after he impressed at the World Cup, Mirror reports.

Valued at £7 million, the Algerian striker managed to bag himself three goals along with an assist in Brazil, aiding his team to reaching the second round before being knocked out by eventual champions Germany.

Due to his fine performance for his national side, interest in the 26-year-old attacker has increased significantly as Leicester look to secure his services.

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The side face competition from both West Ham United and Newcastle in their bids to lure the Sporting Lisbon star to the English Premier League but it looks as though the Foxes are in pole position to win the battle for his signature.

Nigel Pearson should confirm the signing of Leonardo Ulloa from Brighton very soon as he could be the one to pair up with Slimani to lead the squad’s front line.

Fraizer Campbell from Cardiff could also be another target as he would be interested in a return to the top flight after being relegated in the previous season.

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