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Fulham are mulling over making an improved offer for Cameron Jerome – after Birmingham City turned down their initial £2m bid.

Martin Jol, currently only has three senior strikers in his first-team squad – Bobby Zamora, Andy Johnson and Moussa Dembélé – and is desperate to add to Fulham’s forward options before the start of the domestic campaign. Zamora, Johnson and Dembélé all missed substantial periods of last season through injury. The trio scored just eleven league goals between them last year – and Jol also wants to improve Fulham’s goal return.

The 24 year-old Jerome is thought to be interested in an immediate return to the top flight, having scored three times in 30 games as Birmingham were relegated from the Premier League last term. He also represents an attractive way of reducing Fulham’s reliance on older players, which was one of the blueprints laid down to Jol when he succeeded Mark Hughes at Craven Cottage.