TOTTENHAM are reportedly set to make a shock move for Leicester flop Islam Slimani.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to recruit a striker this month with star man Harry Kane ruled out until April with a hamstring injury.
And according to The Telegraph, he has turned his attention to Slimani, on loan from the Foxes at Monaco.
Spurs are working through possible targets, and the 31-year-old’s name has cropped up as the French market is scoured.
Slimani is on a season-long loan at Monaco after struggling throughout his time with Leicester.
He joined the Prem side for a then club-record £29million back in 2016, and scored only 13 goals in 46 games.
But the Algerian has managed to pick up some form in Ligue 1 and has scored seven goals in 11 games.
PIATEK MOVE OFF
Aston Villa could also be plotting a move with targetman Wesley ruled out for the season.
One player who Tottenham look to have missed out on is AC Milan’s out-of-favour striker Krzysztof Piatek.
The North London side wanted to bring in the 24-year-old in on loan, but Milan were only interested in a permanent deal.
Spurs are struggling in the aftermath of the prolific Kane being ruled out for three months.
KANE GOES UNDER KNIFE
He had surgery on his hamstring last weekend.
But a sports medicine specialist is more optimistic – insisting that Kane can potentially start light training in nine weeks.
Professor Fares Haddad performed the op at the Princess Grace Hospital in London and expert Michael Davison lavished praise on the surgeon.
Isokinetic Medical Group’s head of international told the Telegraph: “He firstly chose one of the best surgeons in the world for this particularly operation.
“No-one else in Europe does more of these operations that Fares Haddad.
“Of course there is always a small risk of post-op complications, and the first four weeks can be quite tiresome in the brace but thereafter it should be a relatively straightforward rehab process.”