Fulham could have a new striker soon, thanks in part to their Premier League relegation rivals Southampton.

Fulham are challenging clubs in France, Germany and Italy to sign Sampdoria forward Dawid Kownacki in the January transfer window, according to SampNews24.

The Cottagers have been linked with a number of attackers during the January transfer window, and it seems that Claudio Ranieri is still scouring the market for potential additions despite the short-term signing of Ryan Babel from Besiktas earlier this month.

SampNews24 reports that Fulham are interested in the 21-year-old Poland international Kownacki, who is also a target for Fortuna Dusseldorf, Stuttgart and Empoli.

The former Lech Poznan striker has been playing for Sampdoria since 2017, scoring six Serie A goals for the Genoa-based outfit.

The report adds that Samp coach Marco Giampaolo has given Kownacki the green light to leave the Stadio Luigi Ferraris this month, and Fulham could have Premier League relegation rivals Southampton to thank if they get their man.

The Saints allowed Italian international Manolo Gabbiadini to return to his former club this month and it seems this has paved the way for Kownacki to depart.

The versatile attacker can play through the middle or on either flank.

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