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Fulham made an offer of around £15m for Porto’s Serbian international midfielder Marko Grujic, according to reports from Portugal this morning.

Record – which carried the latest news on Joao Palhinha’s potential move to Craven Cottage – says that Marco Silva’s Premier League newcomers have been in touch with the Lions about the former Liverpool youngster. Grujic, a long-term Fulham transfer target from his days in England, made his switch to Portugal last July permanent after an impressive loan spell at Porto in 2020.

The 26 year-old, a product of Red Star Belgrade’s prodigious academy, helped the Dragons win the domestic double last season and has long been tipped as a future star having won the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2015 in the same year that he led Red Star to the Serbian title. The 6ft 3in imposing midfielder, dubbed ‘the new Nemanja Matic’ in his homeland, played a key part in Serbia’s qualification for the World Cup in Qatar and Porto are reluctant to part with his services. Fulham’s initial offer was turned down – and it remains to be seen whether they will return given Silva’s positive discussions with Palhinha.