The last thing Claudio Ranieri needed with Fulham second bottom in the Premier League was a home defeat to third tier Oldham Athletic in the third round of the FA Cup.
Fortunately, however, the veteran Italian has the opportunity to increase the positivity around the City Ground with the January transfer window open.
The report states that Fulham made an offer to sign the 25-year-old Senegal international at the end of last week and they are continuing to negotiate with Bordeaux over a potential deal that would see Sabaly move to Craven Cottage this month.
L’Equipe also claims that Fulham want to seal the signing of Sabaly, who came close to joining Napoli last year, at the earliest opportunity.
An attack-minded right-back who impressed with his all-action displays for Senegal at the World Cup last summer, Sabaly should strengthen a Fulham backline which is statistically the worst in the Premier League.
Reported interest in the former France youth international comes amid claims from Ranieri himself that Timothy Fosu-Mensah will be allowed to return to parent club Manchester United, as reported by Sky Sports.
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