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Report: Fulham looking to hijack Middlesbrough's move for Jota

Jota of Brentford is tackled by Joe Bryan of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Bristol City at Griffin Park on August 15, 2017 in Brentford, England.

Fulham have reportedly joined the race to sign Brentford's Jota. Middlesbrough also keen to sign him.

Jota of Brentford celebrates scoring the third Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England.

According to reports from The Sun, Championship outfit Fulham have joined the race to sign Brentford forward Jota.

The 26-year-old is also a reported target of Middlesbrough, who had a £4.5 million bid for the Spaniard rejected recently.

The Spaniard has entered the final year of his contract at Griffin Park, and the Bees apparently value the player at £8 million.

Jota of Brentford scores the second Brentford goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and QPR at Griffin Park on April 22, 2017 in Brentford, England.

According to Derby Telegraph, both Fulham and Boro are hoping to get a deal done at around £6 million.

The Cottagers are even ready to pay £30,000 a week to the player, apparently more than what Boro have offered.

Jota returned to Brentford after a year-long absence in January and scored 12 goals and chipped in with five assists in just 21 league outings.

Jota of Brentford and Joe Bryan of Bristol City in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Bristol City at Griffin Park on August 15, 2017 in Brentford, England.

He was linked with a move to Premier League clubs Newcastle and West Ham earlier in the summer, but it seems he’ll continue to ply his trade in the Championships.

Jota is a versatile attacking forward capable of playing anywhere along the front line, but he is most effective when deployed in the number 10 role.

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