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Fulham table Chema offer

Fulham have made an offer to bring Levante centre back Chema Rodriguez to Craven Cottage, according to reports in Spain.

The physical 27 year-old defender, who can also play at right back, has apparently already admitted his interest in a potential move to England and has been a long-term target of Fulham’s director of football operations, Tony Khan. Chema, who came through the Elche youth system, spent a couple of seasons with Atletico Madrid’s second string and has impressed during three years with Levante.

The 6ft 2in defender helped The Frogs return to the Spanish top flight at the first time of asking, scoring three goals in 33 appearances, as Levante won the league title with 84 points. He has continued to shine in La Liga as his side comfortably avoided relegation over the past two seasons, scoring three goals in his 45 top flight appearances.

Fulham still chasing Chema

Fulham will be playing Championship football again next season but they are still well placed to lure La Liga centre-back Chema to Craven Cottage.

Fulham are looking to reinforce their famously shaky back line with the signing of Levante defender Chema Rodriguez, according to El Desmarque.

The Cottagers conceded more goals (81) than any other team in the Premier League as they were relegated in a disastrous first season back in the top flight.

If Scott Parker is to have any chance guiding Fulham into the promotion positions in 2019/20, the club must spend to reinforce a very obvious Achilles heel.

That is where Chema comes in.

An old-school defender who loves throwing his body on the line, the 27-year-old impressed for Levante last season as they narrowly avoided relegation from La Liga.

And according to El Desmarque, Chema is very interested in the prospect of joining Fulham this summer as he wants to prove himself in English football.