Report: Fulham in talks with Selnaes and Guilavogui; plan bid for £20m-rated talent

Head coach Slavisa Jokanovic of Fulham is seen

Premier League newcomers Fulham are set for a busy transfer deadline day with Southampton's Matt Targett still allegedly on the agenda.

Joe Bryan and Matty Taylor of Bristol City celebrates their victory after the Caraboa Cup Fourth Round match between Bristol City and Crystal Palace at Ashton Gate on October 24, 2017 in...

In quite remarkable circumstances, Fulham appear to have won the race for Joe Bryan.

According to Bristol Live, Aston Villa had agreed a £5 million fee with Bristol City for the left-back, with the 24-year-old then undergoing a medical and agreeing personal terms. But, at the eleventh hour, Fulham allegedly swooped in and Bryan is now set for Craven Cottage.

 

But this does not necessarily mean that Matt Targett will not return to West London before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

TEAMtalk are reporting that Fulham turned to Bryan with Southampton playing hardball over the 22-year-old’s future. But Slavisa Jokanovic would happily have both left-backs in his ranks and the Cottagers are set to make another bid for Targett today.

Matt Targett of Fulham during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Leeds United at Craven Cottage on April 3, 2018 in London, England.

But Fulham would have to pay £20 million now for a player who impressed on loan at the club between January and May last season. They reportedly had two bids rejected on Wednesday, £14 and £16 million, and will now have to pay a bigger fee than they perhaps ever expected.

TEAMtalk adds that Fulham are also looking for a defensive midfielder to provide support to Kevin McDonald. They are allegedly in talks with St Etienne’s Norwegian international Ole Selnaes and Wolfsburg powerhouse Joshua Guilavogui.

Joshua Guilavogui of Wolfsburg reacts after he faisl to score a goal during the DFB Cup match between VfL Wolfsburg and Hannover 96 at Volkswagen Arena on October 25, 2017 in Wolfsburg,...

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