Arsenal are now set to sign Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani for a fee around £25million, according to latest reports.
The Gunners who were keen to sign Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy have now changed their mind and have diverted their attention towards the Portuguese league star player who has been on radar for the last few days.
Vardy is now likely to stay at the King Power Stadium, according to Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger.
The Foxes were also targeting Slimani as a replacement of Vardy in the last few weeks but now with Vardy set to stay, the Premier League Champions will not be going for Slimani deal.
According to Noticias Minuto, Arsenal has made several bids for the Algerian in the past but the Portuguese side have rejected, the reports claimed that they want atleast £25million for their star man.
The 28-year-old has netted 31 goals in 46 games for Sporting Lisbon last season.
Sporting Lisbon manager Jorge Jesus believes that Slimani will be a great hit in the Premier Leaguea despite of being 28-year-old.
Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is also keeping tabs on the player’s situation.