Fulham transfer round up: Taylor targeted but Morrison deal looks unlikely

Swansea City left-back in Rene Meulensteen's sights, Manchester City release youngster and West Ham determined to keep Ravel Morrison

Swansea City have rejected a bid from Fulham for their defender Neil Taylor, according to Sports Mole.

The 24-year-old suffered from a long-term injury last year but has generally impressed at the Liberty Stadium.

Rene Meulensteen admitted the Cottagers were interested in the left-back on Thursday.

He told London 24 : “We have put a bid in. It’s on the table. It’s simmering.

“I rate him. I rated him when I was at United. The boy was very unfortunate. He had that horrific injury at a time when he was really playing at his best and he had top four qualities.”

Another player Fulham have looked at, Abdisalam Ibrahim, is now available on a free transfer according to London 24.

The 22-year-old was released by Manchester City this week.

Ibrahim is a Norwegian Under 21 international and has been on loan four times in the last three years while failing to break into the team at the Etihad Stadium.

Meulensteen’s aim of signing Ravel Morrison appears to have hit a major setback, according to the Mirror.

West Ham United co-owner David Sullivan has made it clear to the England Under 21 midfielder that the club are prepared to lose money on his fee in the summer rather than cash in now.

The Fulham manager has been chasing the former Manchester United youngster for the last couple of weeks and is already facing a potential charge for making comments about Morrison in a press conference.

Fulham have already seen a £4million bid rejected and it now looks like they will have to wait until summer if they want to bring Morrison to Craven Cottage.

Meanwhile, the Mirror have reported that Philippe Senderos is a target for Lazio.

The Italian giants could sign the 28-year-old for free when his contract runs out in the summer.

The former Arsenal player has made 12 Premier League appearances so far this campaign and just 57 in his four seasons at the Cottage.

Derek Boateng is still looking to leave on loan, with Sunderland overtaking Evian and Watford to head the queue of potential suitors, according to the Metro.

The Capital One Cup finalists can offer the Ghanaian regular Premier League football ahead of the World Cup, where he hopes to be involved.

One man staying put is Alex Kacaniklic, according to the Daily Mail.

The 22-year-old Swede has signed a one-year contract extension at Fulham, a welcome boost to Meulensteen’s squad.

The Mail also report that Leicester City’s Liam Moore is still a target for the club.

Meanwhile, there has been no further news on the reported attempt to bring Porto midfielder Steven Defour to Craven Cottage.

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