Newcastle 'agree loan deal' for Leicester's Islam Slimani

Newcastle United have reportedly agreed a loan deal for Islam Slimani.

Islam Slimani
Islam Slimani

The club had been pushing to take the Leicester City striker on loan on deadline day.

And Sky Sports claim Newcastle have now agreed a loan deal for the 29-year-old, was made available for transfer by Leicester.

West Ham United had also been interested in signing Slimani, signed from Sporting Lisbon in the summer of 2016 for £28million.

If the deal goes through, Aleksandar Mitrovic will be allowed to join former club Anderlecht on loan until the end of the season.