Fulham remain in ‘talks’ with West Ham man as striker heads out the exit door

The latest Fulham transfer news and rumours.

Fulham remain in pursuit of West Ham United defender Issa Diop.

The Cottagers are keen to lure the centre-back to Craven Cottage ahead of the new season.

Diop, 25, could fall down the pecking order with David Moyes’ side following their signing of Nayef Aguerd from Rennes.

Sky Sports (live transfer blog, 12.07.22, 2.50) report that Marco Silva’s men remain ‘in talks’ with him still about a possible switch across London.

The two parties are still apart on his valuation and he is expected to play for the Hammers in their pre-season game against non-league side Boreham Wood this evening.

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West Ham swooped to land him back in 2018 after he caught their eye in France playing for Toulouse.

He has since made 121 appearances in all competitons and has chipped in with eight goals from the back.

Fulham are back in the Premier League after storming to the Championship title in the past campaign and could see the former France U21 international as someone who would bolster their defensive department.

He is a player who knows the league well and has proven to be a solid performer at the top level.

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The Whites have sent striker Kieron Bowie out on loan to Northampton Town. He joined the club in 2020 from Raith Rovers and will be eager to get plenty of game time under his belt in League Two with the Cobblers.

Fulham have been linked with Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno but the Metro report they are currently unwilling to meet his price tag.