Fulham is nearing an agreement to sign Kevin Mbabu even though their pursuits of players from West Ham and Arsenal have encountered the same difficulty, according to reports.
The Cottagers want to end their promotion and relegation yo-yo pattern. Marco Silva hopes to accomplish this by bringing in a number of upgrades, many of whom have Premier League experience, to make up for a sluggish start to the window.
Bernd Leno of the Gunners and Issa Diop of the Hammers are two examples.
The goalkeeper who was swiftly replaced by Aaron Ramsdale last season is reportedly being demanded by Arsenal for £15 million.
After Matt Turner’s arrival, the German might even be third choice, making an exit this summer inevitable.
Fulham and their London rivals are in negotiations, but, according to Sky Sports, a disagreement over the player’s value is impeding a deal.
Sky doesn’t disclose Fulham’s Leno rating. However, earlier in July, reports from Germany indicated that a sum of about £10 million was deemed adequate.
Their attempts to sign Issa Diop from West Ham are also hindered by the problem of a disparity in the respective valuations.
After Nayef Aguerd’s £30 million arrival, the 25-year-old center-back might be the odd man out under David Moyes’ management.
According to Sky, West Ham wants £20 million for the Frenchman, a price Fulham hasn’t yet been able to match.