Report: Fulham tracking Norwich City's Nelson Oliveira after £8 million bid rejected

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich City falls during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Arsenal and Norwich City at Emirates Stadium on October 24, 2017 in London, England.

The Norwich City hitman is a reported transfer target for Fulham.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

The Cottagers are lining up a January bid for Canaries hitman Nelson Oliveira, according to the Sun, as Slavisa Jokanovic looks to bolster his attacking options at Craven Cottage.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed a reasonably successful campaign with Norwich this season, scoring seven goals in 20 Championship outings thus far, with six of those appearances coming from the substitutes bench.

Fulham currently sit in 10th spot in the Championship table, and will be looking for an injection of goals this month, as they look to begin their assault on the top six.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich reactsl during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Norwich City at Craven Cottage on October 18, 2016 in London, England.

The Sun claim that the west London outfit are closely monitoring Oliveira's situation at Carrow Road, after Derby County had an £8 million bid rejected for the Portuguese.

The Canaries hitman would undoubtedly offer Fulham something extra in the final third, but it is unclear whether the Norfolk side have any interest in selling him.

Nelson Oliveira of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Norwich City and Brighton & Hove Albion at Carrow Road on April 21, 2017 in Norwich, England.

Norwich are just five points behind Fulham in the table, so it is unlikely that they would sell one of their key men to a rival this month, although stranger things have happened.

With the January transfer window now open for business though, this will certainly be one for Fulham fans to keep a close eye on.

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