Report: Almamy Toure rejected Fulham move today before Fosu-Mensah deal

Almamy Toure of AS Monaco and Baris Ekincier of VfL Bochum battle for the ball during the Friendly match between VfL Bochum and AS Monaco at Stadion an der Poststra├če on July 25, 2018 in...

Fulham reportedly failed with a move for Monaco's Almamy Toure today.

Almamy Toure of Monaco runs with the ball during the friendly match between SC Paderborn and AS Monaco at Benteler Arena on July 21, 2018 in Paderborn, Germany.

According to L'Equipe, Monaco defender Almamy Toure rejected a move to Fulham today, leaving the Cottagers to focus on Manchester United's Timothy Fosu-Mensah instead.

Slavisa Jokanovic's men had already enjoyed a fine summer having landed the likes of Fabricio, Calum Chambers, Alfie Mawson, Maxime Le Marchand, Jean Seri, Andre Schurrle and Alexander Mitrovic, but they have been the most active Premier League side today.

 

Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, Bristol City left back Joe Bryan, Manchester United defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Villarreal forward Luciano Vietto have all arrived at Craven Cottage today, with a deal for Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa yet to be announced.

It has been a busy day down in West London, and reports in France suggest that Fulham also missed out on another deal, this time for Monaco defender Almamy Toure.

L'Equipe report that Fulham made a move to sign Toure on deadline day, but he didn't want a move to Craven Cottage as he would want to make a bigger move if he was to leave Monaco.

Almamy Toure of AS Monaco and Baris Ekincier of VfL Bochum battle for the ball during the Friendly match between VfL Bochum and AS Monaco at Stadion an der Poststraße on July 25, 2018 in...

The Mali-born right back has made 51 appearances for Monaco, and has featured in the Champions League during his time with the club, having come up through the ranks since joining in 2010, and will play in the Champions League again this season.

Fulham's inability to sign the 22-year-old meant that they turned their attention to Fosu-Mensah, who signed a season-long loan deal with the club today – and it remains to be seen whether they rekindle their interest in the full back when Fosu-Mensah's loan deal ends.

Almamy Toure of AS Monaco and Baris Ekincier of VfL Bochum battle for the ball during the Friendly match between VfL Bochum and AS Monaco at Stadion an der Poststraße on July 25, 2018 in...

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch