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Arsenal Are Already Back On The Market For Vardy Alternative: Bid Made For Algerian Forward

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We were all surprised after the news that Arsenal had activated the release clause of Jamie Vardy, but even more surprised when Vardy decided to snub Arsenal to remain at Leicester City.

Now after losing the chase for Vardy, Arsenal are reportedly preparing a bid for Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani. The 28 year old player has scored 27 goals in 33 games last season for the club and has gained significant interest in the European transfer market.

Leicester City is also said to be interested in Slimani as their coach Claudio Ranieri feels that a compatriot partnership between Slimani and Mahrez will be better as the Foxes look to defend their title next season. The Algeria international has a contract till 2020 with Sporting but it is understood that given an option he will prefer a move to Arsenal over Leicester City. Well not everyone is in love with Leicester after all. Arsenal will do well to get a attacking player as Oliver Giroud gamble has not really paid off.