Fulham are among a number of clubs who are interested in signing Fernando Forestieri, according to the Mail on Sunday.
The Italian forward looks set to leave Hillsborough this summer as Sheffield Wednesday prepare to offload their highest earners and some prized assets in order to finance another tilt at promotion. The 28 year-old was heavily linked with a move to Craven Cottage at the start of last season and Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic is acutely aware of his talents having had the mercurial front man in the Watford side he guided to promotion in 2014-15.
After leaving Vicarage Road, Forestieri enjoyed two stellar seasons with Wednesday. He scored 15 goals in 39 appearances in his first year at Hillsborough, following that up with 12 in 38 games in 2016/2017. Fitness and other issues meant he only managed five goals in 11 appearances last term and, with a host of forwards on the books in the blue half of the Steel city, Wednesday appear ready to allow him to leave. Reports over the past week have linked Forestieri with moves to a number of Championship clubs, including recently relegated Stoke City and Middlesbrough.
Fulham have been rumoured to hold a long-term interest in signing the former Italian youth international, reportedly seeing a £12m bid for Forestieri rejected last August. The 5ft 8in forward was believed to unsettled in Yorkshire after a training ground bust-up with Sam Winnall. Jokanovic has been attempting to strengthen Fulham’s forward line in the weeks following their play-off final win over Aston Villa at Wembley. The Whites have been quoted a fee of £20m to secure the permanent transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle and seen an £8m offer for Swansea forward Jordan Ayew rejected by the Welsh club.