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Sheffield Wednesday attacker Fernando Forestieri is a transfer target for Premier League new boys Fulham this summer, according to The Daily Mail.

Fulham are one of a number of clubs keen on taking Forestieri this summer, with Sheffield Wednesday looking to sell a number of players to comply with Financial Fair Play rules.

The 28-year-old is also being eyed by a number of Championship clubs and promotion hopefuls Middlesbrough and Stoke City have made enquiries for the versatile forward.

Able to play as a central striker or anywhere in the attacking midfield line, Forestieri’s adaptability up front makes him an appealing prospect for Slavisa Jokanovic, who has also considered Swansea City’s Jordan Ayew to play a similar role.

Fulham are hoping to bolster their front line this summer with their priority being a move to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic on a permanent deal.

But the Cottagers are considering alternative options and have entered the race for Forestieri.

The Argentina-born former Italy youth international spent much of last season out injured but returned to end with an impressive tally of five goals in six league starts and four substitute appearances.

Since joining the Owls from Watford in 2015, Forestieri has hit 32 goals in 81 league games.

The Verdict

Forestieri is a proven performer at Championship level and would be a useful option for Boro or Stoke.

But there will be doubts about whether he can step up to the Premier League next term, especially given his injury record last season.

As a back-up option, he could be a reasonable option for Fulham, but it depends on what price is quoted.

Sheff Wed fans – How much would you demand for Forestieri? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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