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Barcelona’s Jean Clair Todibo has turned down a move to Fulham with the Premier League strugglers turning their attention to PSV Eindhoven’s Timo Baumgartl, according to reports.

After losing all three of their top-flight games since promotion with an aggregate score of 10-3, Scott Parker would have hoped a Carabao Cup fifth round clash with Brentford would take the squad’s mind off what has been a dismal start to the season.

But with the Bees taking revenge for their play-off final defeat with a 3-0 shellacking on Thursday night, Fulham’s 2020/21 campaign has already hit rock bottom.

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To add to the growing sense of panic enveloping Craven Cottage, the Londoners have now missed out on yet another defensive target.

Mundo Deportivo reports the Cottagers agreed a £16 million fee with Barcelona for Todibo, one of the most highly rated young centre-halves in Europe.

But Todibo has opted against joining a side many are already comparing to a Derby County team that accumulated only 11 points from 38 games in 2007/08.

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Fulham have already missed out on Sassuolo’s Marlon Santos after he failed a medical.

The Telegraph suggests Parker could now turn to PSV’s Germany U21 international Baumgartl.

The former Stuttgart man has started just 12 Eredivisie games since moving to Eindhoven in a £9 million deal last year.  

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