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Fulham stepping up pursuit of 25-year-old amid Fabio Carvalho speculation

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Fulham’s pursuit of Angers attacking midfielder Angelo Fulgini has increased with the Cottagers set to make a bumper bid for the 25-year-old, according to The Sun.

The Championship side were said to be interested in Fulgini earlier this month but as we get closer to the January transfer window the more the west London side are watching.

The Ivory Coast-born Frenchman scored seven goals in Ligue 1 last season for Angers and has netted twice in 14 appearances in the current campaign whilst also assisting two strikes.

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And Marco Silva’s side could even meet the £18 million asking price with Fulgini said to be desperate to play in England, having been linked with a Premier League move in October.

A swoop for Fulgini could mean a mid-season departure for teenager Fabio Carvalho, who has turned down multiple contract offers to remain at Craven Cottage beyond this season and has been linked with the likes of Liverpool.

Football League World’s sources believe that a final offer has been made to Carvalho in an attempt to keep him around but in the event of that not being possible, Fulgini could arrive as his replacement.

The Verdict

If Carvalho does end up departing the Cottagers this January then a player of Fulgini’s calibre will definitely be needed for the second half of the season.

Even though just two goals this season on the face of it doesn’t appear to be a great record, the 25-year-old is playing on a regular basis in a top league.

£18 million does seem steep though on the face of it but it could be a price willing to pay, especially when the club believe they’ll be getting a similar fee for Andre Franck Zambo Anguissa at the end of the season.

One thing you can’t say Silva’s side are lacking is a cutting edge, but losing Carvalho would definitely weaken them – on the face of it though adding Fulgini would be a boost although he is unproven in the English leagues.

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