Ligue 1 side determines signing Leicester City man is impossible

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Blaise Bourgeois

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Ligue 1 side Nîmes will not be able to sign forgotten Leicester striker Islam Slimani this summer, with Le10 Sport calling his salary ‘financially impossible’.

Slimani, who enjoyed a very successful loan spell at Monaco, is on a reported £80,000-a-week deal that poses too high of a challenge for Nîmes to meet.

With just 12 months left on his current deal, it appears that the 32-year-old’s future will not continue at the King Power Stadium, and the Foxes will be desperate to dump his salary ahead of their potential European run.

FootMercato have claimed that Leicester are willing to sell Slimani for just a third of the £30m they shelled out for the player four years ago.

Nîmes barely survived relegation last season, finishing 17th after the season was decided on a points-per-game basis.