Fulham reject Scunthorpe's bid for George Williams

Fulham's George Williams has a shot at goal

HITC Sport understands Fulham have rejected a bid for the forward.

Bournemouth's Dan Gosling in action with Fulham's George WilliamsBournemouth's Dan Gosling in action with Fulham's George Williams

Fulham have rejected a bid from Scunthorpe United for forward George Williams, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Wales international Williams is entering the final year of his contract at Fulham and a number of clubs have been weighing up a move for Williams this summer.

Williams, who made his debut for Fulham in August 2014, is highly regarded at Craven Cottage, but he finds himself down the pecking order in Slavisa Jokanovic's first-team plans.

Wales' George Williams in action with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood and Paddy McNairWales' George Williams in action with Northern Ireland's Oliver Norwood and Paddy McNair

The 21-year-old spent the first half of last season out on loan at MK Dons, but his stint was cut short after finding his opportunities in the starting XI limited.

Williams returned to Fulham in January and the skilful attacker impressed for the club's Under-23s with 17 goals upon his return.

Williams, who was a member of Chris Coleman's Wales squad for last summer's Euro 2016 finals, could be tempted away from Fulham with the offer of regular first-team football next season.

Several Championship and League One sides have expressed an interest in Williams, but Scunthorpe are the first to firm up their interest with a bid.

Fulham have rejected Scunthorpe's opening offer and it remains to be seen if they come back with an improved offer as Iron boss Graham Alexander looks to build a squad that can win promotion to the Championship next season.

Andreas Christensen of Chelsea and George Williams of FulhamAndreas Christensen of Chelsea and George Williams of Fulham

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