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Arsenal are eyeing a move for Algeria striker Islam Slimani as Wenger looks to reinforce is attacking options this summer.
Wenger has already admitted he will sign a striker this summer following the injury suffered by Dani Welbeck and the French man has been heavily linked with Juventus’ Alvaro Morata but he is now said to be keeping an eye on Slimani also.
According to the Mirror via Arsenal Station, Arsenal are interested in signing Slimani should we miss out on Alvaro Morata.
Slimani was in sensational form for Sporting Lisbon throughout the just-concluded campaign and his exploits in Portugal hasn’t gone unnoticed as Wenger is said to be very impressed.
According to the report, the player has a release clause of €30m in his contract which the club would trigger should we step up their interest in the forward.
Sporting Lisbon boss Jorge Jesus has stated his desire to keep hold of the striker but the Portuguese club could be powerless to stop the player from moving should Arsenal go all out to sign him.
Jesus said: “I would like for Slimani to stay. This area is for the president. The coach also has a say, and [the Sporting president] knows my opinion.
“At present, 30 million for a player like Slimani is nothing.”
Slimani scored 31 goals in 46 appearances for Sporting Lisbon this season, a stat which is definitely eye catching but the question is, can the Algerian replicate such feat in the Premier League? You never know until you give it a try.