Adrien Silva has indicated he is close to joining Leicester City from Sporting Lisbon while they also pursue Islam Slimani.

The transfer for the pair of players could end up reaching £50 million ($65.4 million).

Silva is valued at around £21 million.

“Yes, I confirm this proposal,” Silva said. “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.”