The English Premier League may have begun this past weekend, but that does not mean that transfer activity has subsided.
In fact, with clubs needing to strengthen before the transfer window closes, there are some late deals being proposed.
One of these involves Algerian striker Islam Slimani, who is a major target for West Bromich Albion. The Premier League side have made a revised offer for the Sporting Lisbon attacker, with a £21 million deal tabled by the Baggies.
Coach Tony Pulis is hoping to capture the Algerian 28-year-old, who has shown excellent form in Portugal over the last three seasons, scoring 56 goals. The last campaign was especially impressive, with 32 goals coming from the Algerian international.
This return has prompted West Brom to up their original offer, but Sporting are reportedly only willing to sanction the sale of their star striker for a total fee of £26 million.
Leicester City displayed interest in the striker two months ago, but they decided to sign Nigerian Ahmed Musa instead.
Everton and Swansea City are also aiming to attract Slimani to the Premier League, but with West Brom increasing their original bid, they may be in the best position to finalise a deal for the talented North African.