Cape Town - Algeria
forward Islam Slimani is being strongly linked with a move away from
Portuguese club Sporting Lisbon, with Everton and Napoli said to be
interested in his services.
The 28-year-old Slimani, who scored 31 goals in 46 appearances across
all competitions last season, has been tipped to move from Portugal,
with Sporting looking to cash in on the player.
Slimani was initially linked to English champions Leicester as a
replacement for Jamie Vardy, who was thought to be moving to Arsenal,
but the Foxes decided to sign Nigeria striker Ahmed Musa and managed to
keep hold of Vardy.
However, according to The Liverpool Echo, new Everton manager Ronald
Koeman is keen to add Slimani to the Toffees' attack that could lose
Romelu Lukaku, who has made it clear he wants to play in the Champions
Serie A side Napoli could make a move for the Algeria international
if they sell Argentine Gonzalo Higuain, who has linked with a big-money
move away from Naples.
Bundesliga side Wolfsburg are also said to be interested in Slimani's services.