Leicester striker set to leave club this week

The Algeria international joined the Foxes from Sporting CP in the summer of 2016 for a then club record fee of £28m.

However, the 32-year-old has never really lived up to the heights expected of him at the King Power Stadium, amassing just 8 goals in 36 top flight appearances since his arrival.

Pitching up at the club whilst Leicester were Premier League champions perhaps increased expectations on the forward, who has spent time out on loan at Newcastle United, Fenerbahce and most recently Monaco in his four and a half seasons at the Foxes.

Now he is set for a medical at French side Lyon, who have been in advanced talks with Slimani for a while according to their director of football Juninho.

As picked up by Sport Witness, French news outlet Le Progres claim the Leicester man is due to be offered an 18-month deal at Lyon and the Foxes have convinced Slimani to depart the club on a free transfer.

West Ham eyeing ex-Sunderland striker Josh Maja

The 21-year-old, who came through the ranks at the Stadium of Light before signing for Bordeaux in January 2019, has bagged 9 goals in 31 games for the French club this season.

It’s understood Hammers boss David Moyes is keen on Maja, with Moyes handing him his senior debut in 2016 when manager of Sunderland.

Reports claim Maja isn’t angling for a move away from Bordeaux, but the Ligue 1 side may consider selling him in order to boost their coronavirus-impacted finances.

West Ham have preferred to use long-time forward Michail Antonio up front recently as opposed to £45m summer signing Sebastien Haller, and with fellow summer flop Albian Ajeti not pulling up trees, this is a move that seemingly makes sense.