Fulham will test David Moyes’s resolve to keep Tomasz Radzinski this week with a new and improved offer for the Everton forward.
The Londoners had a derisory enquiry for the Canadian international rejected last Thursday but are set to return with a £1.5m offer within days.
Radzinski has been offered a new two-year contract extension by Everton in keeping with Moyes’s policy for players aged 30 or above, but is holding out for a three-year deal.
Despite the lack of transfer funds at Goodison Park Moyes is prepared to keep the striker for the final 12 months of his existing contract and risk losing him on a free than give in to the player’s demands.
But Fulham’s determination to prise the former Anderlecht forward from Everton will test that resolve, and could see Moyes accept a compromise deal to settle Radzinski’s future on Merseyside.
“He is a player I want to keep and I have no real intention of letting him go,” said Moyes on Friday.
“He is still under contract with us next season so he will stay until it gets to a stage where I feel we cannot take it any further.”