Manchester United made a move for Islam Slimani (Getty Images)

Manchester United opened talks on a move for Leicester City striker Islam Slimani, according to reports.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to sign a new striker after Marcus Rashford’s back injury who is destined to keep him out of action for about three months.

Solskjaer has said that Mason Greenwood will have more chances to impress in the absence of Rashford, but United is trying to sign a more experienced alternative to the eighteen year old.

According to MailOnline, United is interested in signing Slimani and has submitted a request to Leicester.

Islam Slimani struggled to make an impact in Leicester City (AMA / Getty Images)

But the report says Leicester is asking for a £ 4m commission to sign him on loan for the rest of the campaign.

Slimani was loaned to Monaco last August and has scored seven goals in 14 appearances for Ligue 1 this season.

The Algeria international were also loaned to Fenerbahce last season, but only scored five goals in 25 appearances for the Turkish club.

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Initially Leicester City signed Slimani for a record stake of £ 28 million.

But the 31-year-old struggled to make an impact, scoring just 13 goals in 47 appearances.

Meanwhile, Solskjaer said on Friday that United will not seek short-term solutions in the transfer market.

“I always said it won’t be a quick fix, there won’t be eight or 10 players in a transfer window,” said the manager of United.

‘We have had a correct transfer window and are trying to do something now.’

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