Vincenzo Montella has opened the door for Fulham to thrash out a permanent deal with Roma for his services this summer.

The striker arrived at Craven Cottage on a six-month loan deal in January, but it was made clear upon his arrival that there was no chance of the stint being made permanent.

However, he has made a real impression since making his debut against Leicester and has hinted he could be prepared to remain in London.

“I know Fulham very well and am familiar with the size of the club,” Montella said in the Daily Star. “I am here because I wanted a new experience in England.

“Fulham liked me and I liked Fulham and there has been nothing that has really thrown any surprises at me that I wasn’t expecting, so I am really happy.

“You don’t know what the future holds. I have a contract with Roma, I have always felt loved there and I left to join Fulham on loan on good terms.”

Montella had also been linked with a move to Milan but that rumour has now gone cold.