Kosice striker Jan Novak has played down rumours linking him with a move to Fulham.
Last week, the Daily Mirror ran a story claiming that Roy Hodgson was lining up a £2m for Novak, who scored twice against our future European opponents Roma in Europa League qualifying, after Andy Johnson had been injured against Amkar Perm.
But the Slovakian striker says he knows nothing about Fulham’s interest – saying that he only found out about the rumour when he read it on the internet.
I know nothing. I have read about it only on the internet and that has been the end to it.
Kosice’s general director Jozef Vukusic says that Fulham have made an enquiry about their centre forward and has suggested that a deal could still be concluded by tomorrow afternoon’s transfer deadline.
We have registered interest but have not received a specific offer to make any further statement. Following Novak’s good performances and particularly the goals he has scored recently, the interest is quite logical.
We must admit that Novak has not been among the players we would be willing to release in this transfer window but sometimes things can take a different course quickly and an agreement can be made at the 11th hour. We are only concerned with specific offers, and whether a transfer will be made or not does not rely only on us.
We are appreciating his good performances and know that the time will come for him to move to a better European league. He deserves it because he is an honest-working player and everything he has achieved goes down to his attitude.