Spezia have rejected Fulham’s €12m (£10.6m) bid for striker Mbala Nzola, according to reports in France tonight.
The 24 year-old has scored nine goals in thirteen Serie A games during Spezia’s first season in the Italian top flight and has been attracting interest from across Europe, including AC Milan and Lyon. Spezia apparently rejected Fulham’s offer immediately and are hopeful of holding onto the Troyes-born forward until the end of the season. It had been rumoured in the Italian press that the Little Eagles might entertain a sale should a suitor bid around €15m (£13.28m) for Nzola, who has made a significant impression in his first few months amongst the Italian footballing elite.
Fulham, who are desperate to sign a striker before the end of the transfer window, are not the only English club interested in acquiring Nzola. West Ham are closely monitoring developments as they seek a replacement for Sebastien Hellar to provide cover for Michail Antonio. Newcastle and Leeds have also been credited with interest in the powerful striker. Nzola, who can also play wide on the left, scored seven goals in 21 appearances as Spezia won promotion from Serie B last season but has recently been sidelined with a hamstring injury.
We going back in?
I can’t see this happening he’s to good a player to come Fulham any other club it would be done and dusted by now same old thing if Tony Khan told me the sky’s is blue I would not believe him without a striker of this guys calibre we will probably go down
Tony Khan is absolutely alright with us becoming a yo-yo club. Whilst is dad is doing tremendous things of the pitch; Son Tony is doing everything to mess things up from a football prospective with his PlayStation algorithms on the pitch. We need a new director of football operations, and until-Tony leaves, his acts of gross negligence will continue to hamper the chances of our great club on the pitch.
I mean you would have to be seriously unwell to not realise that a half decent number nine would secure our premier league status. Do you believe for the sake of two million that Tony would wish our premier league status away? Our could it be one of his algorithms! Either or I think he should concentrate on his wrestling and leave. David Daly et al must all be yes men.
Hamstring injury. Remember Mitroglou
It is weird. All the money and effort that goes into promotion and the financial rewards for avoiding relegation are immense. So why start the Prem season with 1 striker? Now it is clearly a problem why not spend the money to solve it. I just don’t get it. If you can’t put the ball in the net everything else is pointless
I have said it a number of times Tony Khan knows nothing about football matters and until somebody takes over his role we will struggle to stay in the premiership,We all know we have needed another striker from the beginning of this season and we are now nearing the end of the January window, another goalless draw tonight thanks to our goalkeeper says it all,