With Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon on their way – terms have been agreed for the Sporting Lisbon enforcer and the Shakhtar Donetsk winger – Marco Silva and co can now turn their attention to other targets as they prepare for August’s daunting, opening day clash with Liverpool at Craven Cottage.
Fulham have submitted a £9 million bid for Manchester United misfit Andreas Pereira. AC Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli has been offered a £65,000-a-week contract in West London. A new goalkeeper remains high on Fulham’s radar too with Turkey international Ugurcan Cakir linked over the weekend.
And don’t be surprised if Antonee Robinson is glancing nervously over his shoulder in the coming months, with the Cottagers also in the market for a new left-sided full-back.
Marco Silva’s Fulham like Javi Galan and Luca Pellegrini
It seems unlikely that one-time Leeds and Barcelona target Galan will be fighting Robinson for a starting spot in 2022/23, however.
“I’m very comfortable,” Galan says, translated by La Voz de Galicia. “(I want to stay at Balaidos for) many years.
“I try to avoid the rumours, not pay much attention to my mobile phone and disconnect.”
El Desmarque reported a couple of weeks ago that Fulham held talks with Celta Vigo, proposing an offer of £10 million. The Cottagers also had a bid rejected by Real Betis for Alex Moreno, and now appear to have moved on from Spain to Serie A.
Both West Ham and Fulham have held talks with Italy international Pellegrini. According to Gazzetta dello Sport, however, Fulham are currently the frontrunners with Juventus demanding around £12 million.
Max Allegri has given Pellegrini’s departure the green light. What’s more, the former Roma flyer is reportedly open to the idea of continuing his development away from Italy.