Report: Fulham willing to buy Ole Selnaes as St Etienne reject loan offer

Slavisa Jokanovic, Manager of Fulham arrives for The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Southampton at Craven Cottage on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Premier League newcomers Fulham are still looking for new signings and reportedly like the Norwegian midfielder Ole Selnaes.

Fulham fans enjoy the atmosphere prior to the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Final between Aston Villa and  Fulham at Wembley Stadium on May 26, 2018 in London, England.

Wolverhampton Wanderers went into the summer with fans and neutrals alike tipping them to take the Premier League by storm next season, but fellow newly promoted side Fulham have arguably made a bigger splash in the transfer market.

The Cottagers have signed Andre Schurrle, Jean Michel Seri and Aleksandar Mitrovic among others, and are now allegedly looking to bring in a 17-capped international.

 

Football London reports that Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic wants a player who can act as a back-up to the influential Kevin McDonald at the base of the midfield and Ole Selnaes certainly fits the bill.

But TEAMtalk are claiming that Ligue 1 outfit St Etienne have rejected Fulham’s attempts to sign Selnaes on a season-long loan. Les Verts would, however, consider selling the Norwegian if the price is right, and it is reported that Fulham would be willing to buy him outright.

Saint-Etienne's Norwish midfielder Ole Selnaes (L) vies with Lille's Brazilian midfielder Thiago Mendes (R) during the French L1 football match Saint-Etienne (ASSE) vs Lille (LOSC) on May...

It is unknown, however, how much it would cost to sign Selnaes, who TEAMtalk believe has caught the eye of several Premier League clubs after some impressive performances in France. He started 23 Ligue 1 games last season, picking up nine yellow cards along the way.

According to Transfermarkt, he is worth about £2.7 million but you can expect that St Etienne will demand far more than that.

Ole Kristian Selnaes  of Norway during the Men's National Team NFF Photocall on March 20, 2018 in Oslo, Norway.

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