Monaco striker asks to end loan spell amidst Man Utd interest

On-loan Monaco striker Islam Slimani has asked to cut his loan spell with the club short amid interest from Manchester United, according to the Daily Mail.

Slimani, who is currently on loan from Leicester City, has reportedly requested that his loan spell with Monaco be cut short after the Red Devils expressed an interest in the striker.

The 31-year-old signed for The Foxes in 2016 for £28million, but has since struggled to impress at the King Power Stadium.

He has since spent time on loan at Premier League rivals Newcastle, along with Fenerbahce and most recently Monaco.

The Algerian is currently in impressive form, scoring seven goals in 14 appearances for the League 1 side so far this season.

With United running out of time to sign a striker, it is claimed that they have turned their attention to Slimani, with previous reports claiming they have opened talks to sign the forward.



United have been linked with moves for other forwards, such as AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatekbut have reportedly been hit with a major stumbling block which could prevent the potential signing.

With just four days of the January transfer window remaining, United are desperate to add to their front line following the injury to Marcus Rashfordand Slimani may be their best chance of doing that.