West Ham have been linked with a loan move for Sporting Lisbon’s Islam Slimani.

The Algerian international has struggled to get much game time at the Portugese club this season and has made just ten appearances but it is the five goals the 25-year-old has scored that has reportedly brought him to Sam Allardyce’s attention.

The Hammers boss has made no secret of his wish to strengthen his relegation-threatened team before the transfer window closes but has so far struggled to bring in new faces.