Fulham are readying an approach for Tottenham goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga, according to a Daily Telegraph report this morning.

The Whites have been heavily linked with a move for the out-of-favour Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perrin and the pursuit of Tottenham’s Argentinean back-up goalkeeper suggests that Scott Parker has made the recruitment of an experienced custodian to challenge number one Marek Rodak a clear priority as Fulham prepare for their Premier League return. Rodak, who stepped into the first team with such success midway through last season helping to solidify a previously porous defence, has amassed lower-league experience on loan but has yet to feature in the top flight, having been excelling at Rotherham during Fulham’s last brief spell in the Premier League.

Gazzaniga’s immediate future in north London is up in the air future following Spurs’ signing of the former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart on a free transfer. Hart is expected to seriously challenge Hugo Lloris for the number one jersey and Gazzaniga may prefer a move rather than being relegated to number three behind the former England international. Gazzaniga enjoyed an extended run in the Tottenham first team last term after Lloris suffered an elbow injury in a defeat by Brighton, making 25 appearances in total, and spent four seasons at Southampton before being loaned to Rayo Vallecano prior to moving to Spurs.

The 28 year-old, who has won a single senior cap for his country, first moved to England after being recommended to Gillingham following his release from Valencia. A potential deal for Gazzaniga may well spell the end of Marcus Bettinelli’s decade at Craven Cottage, with the former Fulham academy graduate likely to listen to offers to move on should he be demoted below Gazzaniga in Parker’s pecking order.