Fulham are considering making a January move for Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira, according to a report from the Sun this morning.
Slavisa Jokanovic has highlighted the addition of attacking reinforcements as a priority during the transfer window after Fulham’s big money summer signing Rui Fonte has struggled for both form and fitness following his move from Braga. The Whites are keeping a close interest in Oliveira’s availability, especially after the Canaries knocked back a bid believed to in the region of £8m for the Portuguese forward from Derby County.
Oliveira has been out of favour under new Norwich boss Daniel Farke despite starting the season with a late equaliser that earned the Canaries a point at Craven Cottage in August. The 26 year-old has scored eight times in 23 appearances for the Carrow Road outfit this term, finding the net on 18 occasions since his move from Benfica in August 2016.
Fulham won’t be short of competition for the Portuguese international’s services should they follow up their interest with a formal offer. It remains to be seen whether Derby will return with another bid, but Swansea City, where Oliveira spent six months on loan in 2015, are mulling a move to take the 6’1” striker back to the Liberty Stadium. Jokanovic is keen to add striking options to his squad as Fulham try and resurrect a promotion push in the second half of the season.