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Fulham are interested in signing Italian international goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Juventus, according to reports from Italy tonight.

The 28 year-old’s agent held talks with the Juve hierarchy this afternoon to discuss his future at the club, with new coach Andrea Pirlo reportedly keen to bring in a new goalkeeper. Perin spent the second half of last season on loan at Genoa, the club where he started his career, making 21 appearances as Il Grifone fought their way to Serie A safety – finishing four points above the drop.

Perrin played more than a hundred league games for Genoa between 2011 and 2018 before joining Juventus for £12m. He was initially expected to challenge former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szcz?sny for the number one jersey after the departure of Gianluigi Buffon but made just nine appearances and was eventually demoted to fourth-choice keeper when Buffon made a sensational return to the club. Perin was an unused member of the Italian squad at the 2014 World Cup, making his international debut against Albania in November 2014.

Scott Parker made Marek Rodak his number one midway through last season, dropping Marcus Bettinelli after becoming concerned about the number of goals Fulham were conceding from long range. If Fulham were to follow up their interest, Perin, who was rumoured to be close to joining Aston Villa last summer, could provide experienced cover for their two academy graduates and follow in the footsteps of Edwin van der Sar, who left Juventus for the Whites when they were also newly promoted to the Premier League in 2001.