Tottenham close in on £24m striker Islam Slimani

Tottenham Hotspur are on the verge of agreeing a £23m deal for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani, according to reports in Portugal.

Spurs are ready to beat the Premier League champions Leicester City to the signing of the 27-year-old Algerian forward.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side are the second-highest goal-scorers, after scoring 69 times in 38 Premier League games this season – just two short of fourth place Manchester City.