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Palace planning to pinch Anguissa

Crystal Palace are planning an audacious bid to sign Fulham midfielder Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa from under the noses of Napoli, according to the Sun.

The Cameroonian international has starred for Gli Azzurri in Serie A since making the loan move from Craven Cottage in August. The 25 year-old has made thirteen appearances for Luciano Spalletti’s side table-toppers, who have an option to buy for around £15m written into their loan agreement with Fulham.

Palace boss Patrick Vieira, a longstanding admirer of Anguissa, was disappointed to miss on the powerful midfielder when he made it clear he wanted to leave the Whites at the start of the season. Vieira is hoping to persuade the Eagles hierarchy to finance a big-money push for the former Marseilles man in the summer. The Sun suggests that Fulham could be looking for around £20m after Anguissa signed a new deal before leaving for Italy, although Napoli have already indicated their willingness to conclude a permanent deal of their own.

Anguissa completes Napoli loan move

Fulham midfielder Andre Zambo Anguissa has signed a year-long extension to his Craven Cottage contract and completed a season long loan move to Napoli.

The Cameroonian international had told Marco Silva of his desire to leave Craven Cottage on the eve of the new campaign, saying he wasn’t willing to play in the Championship. Fulham had been holding out for a £20m offer for the 25 year-old midfielder, but decided to accept Napoli’s offer of a loan in order to get Anguissa’s sizeable wages off the books to ensure FFP compliance.

Anguissa was keen to join Napoli, who will have the option to purchase him permanently for around £13m at the end of his loan spell at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. The former Marseilles midfielder has made 66 appearances for Fulham and starred on loan at Villarreal, where he moved the last time the Whites were relegated from the Premier League. He will be under contract at Craven Cottage until the end of the 2023/2024 season.

Fulham accept Napoli’s Anguissa loan offer

Fulham have accepted Napoli’s loan offer for midfielder Andre Frank Anguissa, according to reports from Italy this morning.

Sky Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio says that the Serie A club have struck a deal with Fulham for the Cameroonian international, which includes an option to buy. The 25 year-old is expected in Italy today for a medical ahead of the proposed transfer.

Anguissa, who has made 66 appearances in four years at Craven Cottage, told Fulham on the eve of the new season that he did not wish to play in the Championship and would prefer a move away. The Whites were hoping for interested parties, which also included Roma, to match their £20m valuation but have opted to reduce their financial fair play concerns by getting Anguissa’s hefty wages off the books before the end of the transfer window.

Napoli make loan move for Anguissa

Napoli have made contact with Fulham about the possibility of taking Andre Frank Zambo Anguissa on loan, according to reports from Italy tonight.

The Cameroon international has been widely tipped to leave Craven Cottage in the closing days of the summer transfer window, with several Serie A clubs reportedly interested in signing him. Jose Mourinho’s Roma had been considered the frontrunners prior to this weekend, but they would also prefer an initial loan arrangement – which would be a blow to Fulham’s hopes of attracting offers close to their £20m valuation. Napoli and Fulham are understood to currently be in talks about the precise nature of a potential deal.

Anguissa, who told new Fulham head coach Marco Silva that he didn’t want to play in the Championship prior to the start of the new season, has made three appearances for the Whites so far this season. The 25 year-old has played in 66 games during his four years in south west London and excelled on loan with Villarreal in 2019/20.

Anguissa wants to leave Fulham

Andre Frank Anguissa was left out of Fulham’s opening Championship fixture against Middlesbrough yesterday because he wants to leave the club, according to a report from the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler.

The Cameroonian midfielder told Marco Silva of his desire to leave Craven Cottage on Friday and the Fulham head coach decided to omit the 25 year-old out of his matchday squad. Silva has been clear that he only wants to use players who are fully committed to Fulham’s aim of returning to the top flight at the first attempt and Anguissa made clear that he does not wish to play in the Championship.

He had previously been loaned to Villarreal when Fulham were relegated from the Premier League and, despite playing in the final pre-season friendly against Charlton Athletic last month, now looks set to exit before the end of the summer transfer window. Fulham rejected a loan offer from Valenica last week – largely because the Spanish side were not willing to pay a loan fee for Anguissa’s services – and reports from the Italian press have suggested that Roma are monitoring the midfielder closely. The Londoners are rumoured to holding out for an offer that meets their £21m valuation.

Australian midfielder Tyrese Francois made his first league start in Anguissa’s absence, playing more than seventy minutes in central midfield as Silva’s side started their Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw against Middlesbrough.