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Islam Slimani close to Spurs deal

Islam Slimani close to Spurs deal

Spurs near Slimani agreement

Tottenham Hotspur are days away from announcing the signing of Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani. The Algerian international had a top season in the Primeira Liga which saw his side come only second to eventual champions Benfica.

The 27-year-old has been on the radar of several English clubs over the past year following his excellent progress for club and country.

According to Portuguese source A Bola, Mauricio Pochettino's side are in advanced talks with Sporting over a £15m transfer for the talented frontman.

The arrival of Slimani could well provide a much-needed relief to Harry Kane, who has taken the goal-scoring burden at White Hart Lane in recent seasons.

Slimani has an excellent record at the national stage netting 23 goals in just 43 appearances for Les Fennecs.