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Claudio Ranieri is going back in for one of his old players in a bid to boost Fulham's survival chances.
Following the sacking of Slavska Jovanovic, the Italian was hired by the Cottagers and won his first game in charge before away defeats to Chelsea and Manchester United followed.
And with Fulham lurched at the bottom of the table, Ranieri is looking to add extra firepower in order to ease the burden placed on talisman Aleksandar Mitrovic - with John Percy from The Telegraph reporting that he is looking to link up with Islam Slimani once again.
Back in 2016 after guiding Leicester to an unforgettable Premier League title win, Ranieri splashed out a reported £29 million to make the Algerian international the club's record signing.
The former Sporting CP man scored 12 goals in 47 appearances and was loaned out to Newcastle in January last season, where he played just four times and failed to score.
Islam Slimani in the Premier League:- DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) December 10, 2018
:shirt: 39 games
:soccer: 8 goals
:dart: 6 assists
Fulham bound? pic.twitter.com/zwuIvVxEaJ
At present he's on loan at Fenerbahce in Turkey but he's also not produced the goods there, notching just the one league goal.
islam slimani 2018-19 skills video pic.twitter.com/PQrBvYMuvB- taze gol kaçırmış (@sIimanisurati) December 3, 2018
It's said that the struggling club want to end his loan spell early and with his parent club not wanting him back at the King Power Stadium, Ranieri is exploring the possibility of drafting him in permanently in January.
Reports suggest Claudio Ranieri will look to bring in Islam Slimani on loan in January to help Fulham avoid relegation. pic.twitter.com/m1e38oubHb- Coral (@Coral) December 10, 2018
Prior to moving to the Premier League, the 30-year old scored 27 goals in 33 league appearances for Sporting.
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