Fulham have been linked with a January move for Huddersfield Town striker Nakhi Wells after the Bermudan international rejected a new contract.
The Daily Telegraph reports that Wells, who scored in the 1-1 draw at Craven Cottage last season, turned down the opportunity to become the Yorkshire club’s highest earner and that manager David Wagner is resigned to losing the 26 year-old for a fee of around £8m when the transfer window reopens in the new year. The newspaper suggests that Fulham will be joined by fellow promotion contenders Norwich City in the race to secure the pacey forward’s signature.
Wells had been heavily linked with a move to Aston Villa during the summer but the recently relegated Midlands outfit opted to sign former Fulham forward Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodija instead. The striker, who shot to prominence by scoring 53 goals in 112 appearances for Bradford City whom he helped to win promotion from League Two and reach the final of the League Cup, scored 18 goals in his first full season with Huddersfield as they surprised many by comfortably surviving in the Championship – and losing his services would represent a significant blow to Wagner’s hopes of sustaining a promotion push.
Fulham, who have been heavily linked with a move for Wells in the past, will certainly be looking to supplement their striking resources in January, having signed Chris Martin on loan from Derby County at the end of the summer transfer window. The Whites have just Matt Smith and Cauley Woodrow as senior replacements for the Scotland international – and Wells’ pedigree as a Championship goalscorer would make him an attractive acquisition.