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Fulham eyeing Bogle bid

Fulham are interested in signing Derby County full-back Jayden Bogle, according to reports this afternoon.

The Football Insider claims that the young Rams right back is Scott Parker’s number one target as the Whites seek to strengthen their defence before their return to the Premier League next month. Other reports have suggested that the Londoners are looking to land the Nottingham Forest defender Matty Cash and have been preparing a £10m offer, with plans to send a Fulham player to the City Ground as part of the deal.

Bogle, who was released by Reading aged fourteen, was handed a senior debut by Frank Lampard in a 2-0 win over Oldham in the League Cup in August 2018. He went on to make 50 first-team appearances that year, scoring two goals, as Derby missed out on promotion when they lost in the play-off final to Aston Villa. The 20 year-old has become one of the Championship’s most consistent full-backs and 37 league appearances for the Rams as they finished six points behind sixth-placed Swansea in tenth despite a revival in the second half of the season that briefly hinted at making the play-offs.

Bogle, who has been capped by England at under-20 level, has previously interested West Ham, Crystal Palace and Brighton but Derby rebuffed several suitors by slapping a £10m valuation on the defender during the January transfer window. The youngster’s pace and sense of adventure make him a modern full-back in every sense and, with two years remaining on his current deal at Pride Park, Derby could drive a hard bargain if Fulham are serious about concluding a deal for this highly-rated prospect.

Fulham join Championship race for Bogle

Fulham are one of a host of Championship clubs considering a January move for in-form Grimsby Town forward Omar Bogle, according to press reports.

Slavisa Jokanovic has been kept appraised of the 24 year-old’s progress after Fulham made initial enquiries to sign the former non-league striker during the summer transfer window – and Bogle’s stock has only risen since then. He is currently the highest scorer in English football having netted sixteen times in 22 appearances for the League Two side, which includes a current run of seven in his last four matches.

Bogle shot to prominence in non-league football through his sensational scoring record for Solihull Moors. He scored 66 goals in 116 games for the Moors, including 29 in 42 appearances in his final season with the Conference North outfit, which earned him the league’s Golden Boot and Player of the Year award in 2014-2015. His goalscoring exploits continued at Blundell Park as he notched nineteen times as Grimsby earned promotion to the Football League via the play-offs and his potency in League Two, which has seen him named as the division’s player of the month twice, has only heightened the interest in his services.

Bogle, who began his career as a trainee at West Bromwich Albion, has also attracted the attention of Nottingham Forest, Derby County, Norwich City and Brentford. Grimsby, who are hoping to win a second successive promotion, are keen to hold onto Bogle’s talent – at the very least for the duration of the three year contract he signed in 2015 – but are braced for more bids to arrive in the new year.