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Leicester City striker one of three Monaco will target if they sell Kylian Mbappe to PSG

Monaco will bid for Algeria international Islam Slimani if Kylian Mbappe joins PSG, as well as Diego Costa and Andrea Belotti

How do you replace Kylian Mbappe?

Well how about with a player that scored seven goals in 23 Premier League games last season for Leicester?

Monaco will move for Leicester striker Islam Slimani if, as expected, Klyian Mbappe goes to PSG.

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Leonardo Jardim will also try and sign Diego Costa from Chelsea and Torino’s Andrea Belotti to cope with the loss of Mbappe’s goals.

PSG and Monaco are in negotiations over a £166million deal that will take Mbappe to the capital, giving last season’s Ligue 1 winners plenty of cash to play with.

Slimani scored 48 goals in 82 Primeira Liga appearances with Sporting but has struggled to hold down a first-team place at Leicester.

The right man to replace Mbappe?

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The right man to replace Mbappe?

Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki’s partnership means Slimani has often been asked to come off the bench to make an impact.

Leicester also signed Kelechi Iheanacho from Man City this summer so have plenty of options in attack.

But Craig Shakespeares side paid a club record £28mil for Slimani, so would probably want to recoup a similar fee were they to sell the 29-year-old.

You can try and stop him all you want but he’s off

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You can try and stop him all you want but he’s off

Monaco’s other two transfer targets are less of a surprise.

Diego Costa was one of the Premier League’s best strikers before his relationship with Chelsea completely broke down, while Belotti scored 26 Serie A goals last season.

The question is, how much will Monaco be forced to pay now the rest of the world know they’re in the money?

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