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Fulham and Bolton are set to battle it out for Swindon striker Simon Cox according to Skysports.com.

The 21-year-old is hot property after scoring 16 goals so far this season, and was named PFA Fans’ League One Player of the Month for October.

That form has alerted both Roy Hodgson and Gary Megson, who are thought to be lining up bids in the region of £1million.

But they face competition from Championship side Sheffield United, who are hoping to beat West Ham and Fulham to the punch by preparing an immediate £750,000 offer.

Cox joined Swindon from home-town club Reading last January, and his 22 goals since then – including two hat-tricks – have alerted top clubs.