Transfer news: Cardiff and West Ham show interest in Sporting Lisbon star Islam Slimani
Algerian star could be set for Premier League switch from Lisbon
Thursday 09 January 2014
Premier League duo Cardiff City and West Ham United are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon's Algerian striker Islam Slimani, according to reports.
The 25-year-old remains on the periphery of the Sporting first team and is yet to start a Primeira Liga game this campaign.
Despite his limited options at the Estádio José Alvalade, he has managed to net two goals in his ten substitute appearances and is attracting interest from across Europe.
West Ham's escalating striker shortage is well precedented - with club record signing Andy Carroll still yet to appear this season - after their 5-0 and 6-0 defeats to Nottingham Forest and Manchester City.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is also keen to add a new attacking player to his squad after concluding a deal for Heerenveen's Magnus Wolff Eikrem yesterday.
But, according to talkSPORT, both will have to move quickly with Olympiakos and Serie B side Sassuolo also monitoring his situation.
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