This morning’s taste of transfer tittle-tattle comes from Football Insider, who claim that Fulham are open to listing to offers for their Brazilian forwards Carlos Vinicus and Rodrigo Muniz in order to fund the arrival of Coventry striker Viktor Gyökeres.

Former Sky Sports reporter Pete O’Rourke cites ‘a well-placed source’ but there are reasons to cast doubt on the veracity of this information. Firstly, Fulham’s Financial Fair Play position is much stronger this summer as the summer splurge that followed the play-off final win over Aston Villa in 2018 drops out of the calculations and the club will have banked significant sums in prize money and broadcast revenue having finished tenth in the top flight last term.

Furthermore, whilst the Whites are undoubtedly seeking a striker this summer to provide competition for Serbian goalscoring sensation Aleksandar Mitrovic it seems questionable that Marco Silva would sanction the sale of Vinicius. The Brazilian forward took a while to find his feet at Craven Cottage but finished the campaign strongly, ending up with five goals after stepping in for the suspended Mitrovic. The 28 year-old, who memorably opened his account for the club with the winner against Chelsea in January, only arrived in September and Fulham rebuffed interest from his homeland during the winter transfer window.

Muniz, a £8m signing from Flamengo two summers ago, badly needs regular football after his loan spell with Middlesbrough last term saw him sidelined when Michael Carrick replaced Chris Wilder in the Riverside hotseat. The 22 year-old still has three years to run on his Craven Cottage contract and a loan appears more likely – although the Fulham hierarchy will be trying to make sure he heads for the right destination this time.