Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is ready to move for Leicester’s record signing Islam Slimani in January.

Ranieri, the new Fulham manager, is lining up a deal for Slimani as he targets signings to boost the club’s hopes of Premier League survival.

Slimani, the Algeria international, is currently on loan at Fenerbahce but has only scored one league goal and the Turkish club are prepared to cut the deal short next month.

Ranieri signed Slimani for around £29m in August 2016 and is exploring a deal to sign him for around half the price.

It is understood Leicester will allow Slimani to join another club in January if they can agree a deal with Fenerbahce.

Leicester are also set to release long-serving midfielder Andy King, with Championship promotion contenders West Bromwich Albion registering an interest.