Adrien Silva Islam Slimani Sporting Lisbon
Adrien Silva and Islam Slimani could be on their way to Leicester City and the Premier LeagueReuters

Leicester City are ready to make a double raid on Sporting Lisbon, with Adrien Silva closing in on a move to the Premier League champions, while the Portugal international midfielder could be joined at the King Power Stadium by striker Islam Slimani.

Claudio Ranieri's side have made a slow start to the season, picking up four points from three matches, while not looking convincing or playing like the defending champions in any. While Leicester have strengthened their team this summer, considering the depth in the squads of the other big sides in the Premier League, the Foxes know the need to add more bodies to the squad, and quality ones at that.

As a result, Leicester have targeted two players from Sporting, with a deal to bring Adrien Silva to the Premier League close, with the midfielder himself revealing the transfer is set to be completed before the Wednesday deadline.

"Yes, I confirm this proposal," Silva told O Jogo. "Leicester is very interesting and corresponds to my career goals.

"After the past 15 years at Sporting, this opportunity is something exceptional for me and can allow me to express and impose myself in another championship, and also to evolve in the Premier League, which is a stunning league.

"I love Sporting as a family and I dedicated myself to the club since I was 12 years old. With Sporting I lived many moments of happiness. I can say that I grew up with the club.

"At 27 years old, and after so many years of loyalty, I think that no one will criticise me for wanting to embrace this challenge. The president assured me when, after so many years of dedication, he would not put obstacles to my professional development since received an interesting proposal for both parties.

"I think that is the case and we should come up with something concrete soon."

Silva, who is expected to cost around £21 million, was one of the key components in Portugal's Euro 2016 victory, so he will be a great addition to the squad.

Slimani is coming off a season where he scored 27 league goals in Portugal, and after Leicester's first bid of £25m was rejected by Sporting, the Portuguese club are expected to accept a deal worth around £30m.

If the Algerian Slimani signs for Leicester, he will team up with international teammate Riyad Mahrez, and if the striker makes even half as much of an impact as Mahrez from last season, Leicester will consider the £30m a bargain.