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Fulham are readying a massive £18m move for Angers attacking midfielder Angelo Fulgini, according to today’s Sun.

The Whites are already eyeing up possible reinforcements ahead of a return to the Premier League and Marco Silva is keen to add to his options in midfield, with concerns over the long-term fitness of captain Tom Cairney and teenage talent Fabio Carvalho having six months to run on his current contract. Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa, currently starring on loan at Napoli, is set to leave Craven Cottage permanently in the summer – and Fulgini has quickly become one of the club’s top targets.

The former French under-21 international has been one of Angers’ key players as the Black and Whites have surged to sixth in the Ligue 1 table, just two points off an unlikely Champions’ League spot. He came through the Valenciennes youth academy before joining Angers in 2017 and has scored 21 goals in 138 games for Le SCO, adding fifteen assists. Fulgini, born in the Ivory Coast, has scored twice in fourteen games – including a stunner against PSG – this term.

Angers are willing to sell their playmaker should a suitor meet their £18m asking price – and sent club directors to England last month to discuss a possible transfer. The player, who was close to joining Feyenoord over the summer, is keen to play in England and Fulham might prove an attractive option as Silva’s side sit top of the Championship, with the gap widening to third-placed West Brom.