Fulham step up chase for centre-back as newly-promoted facet enquire about Chelsea’s Malang Sarr and towering Southampton defender Jannick Vestergaard, with West Ham’s Issa Diop additionally on listing of targets
- Fulham are in search of a number of choices for a centre again from Premier League rivals
- Chelsea’s Malang Sarr and Leicester’s Jannick Vestergaard are being thought of
- They’re bidding £15m for Issa Diop – however West Ham are additionally in need of defenders
The Cottagers have simply 16 senior gamers of their squad, and Marco Silva’s facet are urgently in search of defensive reinforcements with their opening league sport on Saturday.
Chelsea‘s Sarr made 21 appearances for the Blues final season throughout all competitions, and Fulham have thought of mortgage and everlasting affords for the French youth worldwide.
Malang Sarr has been a part of Chelsea’s pre-season plans, however may very well be switching to Fulham
Sarr has performed for the Blues throughout their pre-season friendlies within the USA and Italy, however Chelsea might count on Sarr to go away, particularly as they continue to be available in the market for brand spanking new arrivals themselves.
Fulham have additionally elevated their supply to London rivals West Ham for Diop, rising their bid to £15m for the 25-year-old.
Nonetheless, the Hammers must get a substitute for Diop as they’re brief on defenders themselves – together with the lack of new signing Nayef Aguerd resulting from ankle surgical procedure after sustaining an harm in a pre-season pleasant.
Fulham might discover their pursuit of Issa Diop hampered by West Ham’s personal defensive points
Jannik Vestergaard may very well be on his means out of Leicester after struggling to slot in with the Foxes
Leicester’s 6ft 6in defender Vestergaard may additionally come to Fulham’s rescue, with the Dane making simply 10 league begins for the Foxes since becoming a member of from Southampton final yr.
Vestergaard has struggled to get into Brendan Rodgers’ facet, and Leicester are regarded as contemplating affords if Fulham – or anybody else – is paying the suitable worth.
Silva’s Fulham start their return to the Premier League by internet hosting Liverpool at Craven Cottage this weekend.
Fulham supervisor Marco Silva seeks defensive reinforcements forward of membership’s league marketing campaign