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Fulham loan bid for Piatek rejected

Fulham have been rebuffed after making an approach to sign Hertha Berlin striker Krzysztof Piatek, according to reports in Poland.

The Polish international has been widely linked with a move away from Germany during the January transfer window, with his suitors including Juventus, Fiorentina, Genoa and Parma. Polish sports paper Przegl?d Sportowy claims that Fulham, desperate to supplement their striking resources before deadline day, made contact with Hertha about a six-month loan with an option to buy, but the German side rejected the approach as they not prepared to allow the 25 year-old to leave at this stage.

Piatek has made eighteen appearances for Hertha this season, scoring four goals and providing four assists. The former Milan forward, who has won fifteen senior caps for his country scoring seven goals, has spoken previously of an interest in playing in England – naming Harry Kane as his role model.