Leicester hope to wrap up the signing of Kelechi Iheanacho this week after making striker Islam Slimani available.







Craig Shakespeare has been urging King Power officials to snap up Iheanacho from Man City since being named the Foxes’ permanent boss last month.

A proposed £25million deal is close after talks between the clubs on Friday for the 20-year-old Nigerian international hitman.

Iheanacho’s impending arrival will see Leicester listen to offers for Algerian forward Slimani, 29, who cost a club record £29million from Sporting Lisbon last summer.

A return on loan to Sporting is possible for Slimani but the Foxes ideally want to recoup a large chunk of the big fee they paid for him.

Slimani only scored eight goals in 29 appearances for the club and was unable to dislodge Jamie Vardy as Leicester’s leading frontman.

Leicester are also keen on another centre-back with targets including West Brom’s Jonny Evans, despite already bringing in Harry Maguire.