After a 5-1 away hammering of Huddersfield Town at the weekend, no one would blame Fulham fans for getting carried away already.
Do they even need anyone else to come in? Harry Wilson was a sensational signing this summer and if they can keep the core of their squad together between now and the end of the window, they will be in pole position for an instant return to the Premier League.
However, strength in depth will be needed if they want to give themselves the best possible chance of achieving automatic promotion at the end of the season and Marco Silva’s side will want to utilise the last couple of weeks of the summer window to add a few more players to their ranks.
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You would expect to see both incomings and outgoings at Craven Cottage in the next fortnight considering the latest rumours that have been swirling around west London.
And without further ado, let’s take you through some of the latest transfer stories to have broken concerning Fulham in the past few days.
Muniz closing in on move
Fulham are on the verge of landing Flamengo forward Rodrigo Muniz according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, with the 20-year-old set to arrive in England for an €8m fee.
The Brazilian side have a 25% sell-on clause on any future sale of the striker – but the Cottagers will just be glad to get this deal over the line after pursuing his signature for several weeks.
They were forced to fend off interest from Championship rivals to land the 20-year-old, who will be competing with the likes of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Bobby Decordova-Reid up top.
Muniz has recorded four goal contributions in nine appearances in Brazil’s top division this season – and will be looking to continue his development under Marco Silva who will be keen to see his sizeable investment in the young forward pay dividends.
Silva’s Anguissa admission
Manager Silva has admitted he would like to see Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa remain at the club beyond the summer, with the midfielder recently expressing his desire to move elsewhere.
The Cameroonian was left out of the Cottagers’ Championship opener against Middlesbrough last week because of this but returned to the bench for last weekend’s clash against Huddersfield Town.
Speaking about the 25-year-old, the Fulham boss said: “It’s (details about his future) something we will keep inside our football club. With Frank and all the others, I want them 100 per cent involved.
“I want all of them with a desire to work and win football matches in this shirt. All the other things are for us to talk about inside our club.”
This could allow Silva’s side to play hardball with any potential bidders between now and the end of August.
Paz on his way in?
The Cottagers are interested in a move for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Paz and could make a move for the 23-year-old as early as this week, according to Portuguese outlet Record.
With Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa’s future looking uncertain and Kevin McDonald and Stefan Johansen both leaving the club this summer, they could look to Paz to challenge the likes of Harrison Reed and Jean Michael Seri for a starting spot in the heart of midfield.
It has been said Sporting are willing to let him go after finding himself not included in manager Ruben Amorim’s plans – and the Championship side could take advantage of this by launching a tempting offer for his services.
Fulham enter Obafemi race
Football League World understands Fulham have expressed an interest in signing Southampton striker Michael Obafemi and have submitted multiple enquiries about his availability.
With new signing Adam Armstrong keeping him out of the Saints’ starting lineup, the Republic of Ireland international has been linked with a host of second-tier clubs including Marco Silva’s side, Blackburn Rovers and AFC Bournemouth.
However, it’s currently unclear whether they will continue to pursue this deal if the Rodrigo Muniz deal goes through as expected – because Obafemi could find himself in the same situation as Craven Cottage with others potentially ahead of him in the pecking order.
The 21-year-old is out of contract next summer though, potentially making the forward a reasonably cheap addition.