Fulham are weighing up whether to enter the race for Hungarian winger Roland Sallai after sending scouts to watch him in Europa League action.
Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia have just rejected an approach from German outfit Freiburg, believed to be around £3.5m, and Fulham have notified APOEL of their interest in the 21 year-old. The Premier League new boys will have representatives in Tallinn to watch Sallai, who scored a sensational strike against Flora last week, in the second leg of the Europa League second qualifying tie on Thursday night.
The skillful right winger, who can also play as a number ten, began his professional career with Hungarian side Puskas, making 65 appearances and scoring four goals in three seasons. He spent the 2016/2017 season on loan in Italy with Serie A side Palermo, playing 21 games – eleven as a substitute – and scoring a single goal against Udinese. The Italian side declined to make a formal offer and Sallai moved on to Cyprus, signing a four-year contract with APOEL last August. He scored ten goals in 38 games as they won the Cypriot title last season and Fulham are interested in adding him to their squad ahead of the new Premier League campaign.
Sallai has won eight senior international caps for Hungary and it is thought that APOEL could be holding out for between £4m and £5m for their young star.