Transfer gossip: Whites tipped to move for Leicester man

Transfer speculation in Tuesday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…

Claudio Ranieri is planning a January move for Leicester’s record signing Islam Slimani, the Daily Telegraph say.

Fulham boss Ranieri is being tipped to spend when the transfer window reopens next month.

And the Telegraph say he wants to bring in striker Slimani, who previously played under Ranieri at Leicester and is currently on a season-long loan at Fenerbahce.

The Algeria international has scored just one league goal since his move and the Turkish club are reported to be willing to cut the loan deal short.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail say Fulham have made an enquiry about Deportivo La Coruna’s 19-year-old Portuguese striker Pedro Martelo.

And Chelsea continue to be linked with Napoli right-back Elseid Hysaj.

The Mail believe the Blues have held talks with Napoli about signing the Albania international.

It is claimed that Chelsea could agree the deal in January but allow him to stay in Italy for the rest of the season.

Hysaj, who previously played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli, has been touted as a replacement for the out-of-favour Davide Zappacosta at Stamford Bridge.

The Mail say Lazio are interested in signing Zappacosta, who has been unable to establish himself as a first-team player at Chelsea.