Manchester United looking into a loan deal for Leicester City striker: report

Manchester United are reportedly weighing up a loan move for Leicester City’s Islam Slimani as they seek to strengthen the forward department after the injury setback for Marcus Rashford.

Rashford is expected to be sidelined for the next couple of months after a double stress fracture in his back and United are said to be eyeing a temporary replacement for the England international.

According to The Guardian, the Red Devils are interested in signing Slimani, who has impressed during a temporary deal at Monaco, where he has contributed seven goals and seven assists in Ligue 1.

The same report claims that the Foxes are prepared to recall their striker from his Monaco loan stint but they would demand at least £5m to sanction his temporary move to Old Trafford for the rest of the season.

With just five days remaining in the transfer window, United don’t have much time to land a new centre-forward but a move for Slimani may not appeal to most of the club’s fans.

The Algerian has managed a decent tally of eight goals from 35 Premier League games but The Guardian clearly states that he would act as the third-choice striker behind Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.

Obviously, the 31-year-old is capable of providing a strong physical presence upfront which has been missing for United this term but judging from his time at Leicester, his finishing has been pretty average.

Manchester United are scheduled to face Tranmere Rovers in Sunday’s FA Cup fourth round tie at Prenton Park.

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