Arsenal are said to be in talks with Sporting Lisbon over a deal to sign Islam Slimani this summer.
The Algerian striker scored an impressive 27 league goals last season, as well as another four in other competitions, and has been on the radar of the North-London club for some time now.
A deal was claimed to be in the pipeline back in June, but nothing concrete followed, but the story has taken some more turns since.
Last week, Slimani was reported to have handed in a transfer request to his club, as he looked to try and secure a move to a bigger club. Within a week of such a report, Joel Campbell has had a deal agreed to join the Portuguese Primeira side until the end of the season. As us here at JustArsenal.com predicted, the two stories would be linked somehow.
We are believed to be looking to pay around £25 Million, while Sporting are asking for £30 Million, which will be a worry for us fans who have heard this story one too many times already.
The Gunners striker chase had appeared to have been struggling during this window, with Jamie Vardy snubbing a move from last year’s Premier League champs Leicester, while the asking price for Alexandre Lacazette seems to be rising by the day.
Arsenal fans have been driving themselves crazy in wait for another option to arrive to play up top, with Alexis Sanchez having been used unsuccessfully in the role in both of our side’s opening two league outings.
Is the Portuguese league strong enough to convince us that Slimani goals could translate to the English game? Is Slimani a big enough name to excite you as our new striker?