It is not exactly a secret that Newcastle United want to sign a new centre-forward before the end of the January transfer window.
Head coach Rafael Benitez is still unsure how much money he has to spend this month due to the uncertainty surrounding the ownership of the football club.
However, it is expected to be a busy end to the winter market for the Magpies, who really need to sign at least one striker before the window slams shut next month.
According to Sky Sports, Newcastle are currently in talks with Leicester City over a move for Islam Slimani, who has struggled for regular action this season.
The 29-year-old scored seven Premier League goals last season following his big-money arrival from Sporting Lisbon, but has managed just one strike in the top flight this term.
The Algerian did score four times in three EFL Cup appearances this season, however, and there is no question that there would be takers if Slimani became available.
Are Newcastle in for the powerful forward? Quite possibly.
A selection of the reaction to the rumour from the club’s supporters can be found below:
#Nufc are in talks with Leicester to sign Islam Slimani. [Sky Sports]
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) January 26, 2018
I'd be happy with him. Would Giroud be too ambitious?
— Ben Broad (@JarnyBen) January 26, 2018
Rather have slimani to be fair then the danish kid
— Rob Keenleyside (@Robkeenleyside9) January 26, 2018
Slimani hasnt really done anything in prem hense why he cant really get a start for liecester. I think johannsen is a risk but would rather sign him…. proven or not … look what cisse did for us.
— Danny townsley (@danny_direct) January 26, 2018
Believe it when I see it, expecting same old stories come close of the window
— Rob. (@FootyFan2017) January 26, 2018
that's the kind of player we need but I'm not confident he will come due to the hierarchy & there negotiation tactics!
— Mark Bolam (Peachy) (@BolamMark) January 26, 2018
GET IT DONE
— Dell (@agbnufc) January 26, 2018
I will believe it when we sign someone. Slimani and another striker with a good goal scoring record are absolutely required.
— Simon (@LittleHenryD) January 26, 2018
comedy offer time #nufc
— Keithg (@undercovermag) January 26, 2018
Slimani is older but you know what you’re getting with him, not as big of a risk.
— Dale Ord. (@daleord) January 26, 2018
Premier experience is what we need so happy. to risky taking on anyone awa the wata… So happy if this happens
— ian douglas (@Ian1973) January 26, 2018