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Fulham are lining up an ambitious move for Angers attacking midfielder Angelo Fulgini, according to the Sun.

Alan Nixon writes that the Whites are keen to try and lure the 25 year-old to London after a proposed move to Feyenoord fell through in the summer when the Dutch giants failed to agree a fee with Angers. The former French under-21 international, who came through the Valenciennes youth set-up, has spent five years at Angers, scoring 21 goals in 136 appearances.

Fulham are hoping to use their strong position in the Championship – Marco Silva’s side have a six-point cushion over third-placed West Brom after six straight victories – to offer the Ivory Coast born playmaker the prospect of Premier League football. Fulgini’s representatives were in England last week for introductory talks with interested parties and Angers are rumoured to be ready to part with one of their prize assets in January should a satisfactory offer arrive.

Fulgini has caught the eye with some excellent performances for Angers this season, scoring against Paris Saint-Germain and Saint Etienne in October, as the Black and Whites have surprised plenty of pundits in Ligue 1. They currently sit seventh in the table after a 1-1 draw at Lille yesterday. The versatile midfielder, who has previously regularly played on the right flank, was linked with Southampton, Brighton and Brentford last month as well as Crystal Palace during the summer transfer window.