Saint-Etienne would discover it troublesome to place collectively a deal to signal Leicester Metropolis outcast Islam Slimani even when they do have an curiosity in snapping him up in January.
Slimani has popped up on Saint-Etienne coach Claude Puel’s radar as a possible winter recruit with the Frenchman eager on reinforcing his attacking line.
The striker is deemed as surplus to necessities on the King Energy Stadium by Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers and Leicester tried to dump him throughout the latest switch window.
Slimani has solely managed a single substitute look within the Premier League to date this season and is eager on leaving the Midlands outfit within the upcoming switch window.
Nonetheless, in accordance with French journal Le 10 Sport, Saint-Etienne would discover it troublesome to afford the Algerian.
The Ligue 1 membership are struggling to stability the books in the intervening time and wish to seek out €20m extra of their finances by offloading gamers and thru wage financial savings earlier than they might be ready to launch a swoop for Slimani.
Saint-Etienne must iron out their monetary scenario earlier than trying to rope within the striker, even on a mortgage deal.
Slimani spent final season on mortgage at Monaco and it stays to be seen whether or not the Algerian will return to France in Saint-Etienne colors come January.