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Transfer saga takes a twist as Fulham enter the race for Derby County target

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Norwich City striker Nelson Oliveira is attracting a lot of attention this month, with The Sun today reporting that Fulham had joined Derby County in the race for the Portuguese international.

Rams boss Gary Rowett had launched an £8 million bid in an attempt to bring the player to the club, but now Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic could be set to act upon his admiration for the player by launching an offer of his own.

The former Benfica man linked up with the Canaries in 2016 following loan spells with Swansea City and Nottingham Forest, and has scored eighteen goals during his eighteen month spell in East Anglia.

Fulham are in desperate need for new striking options, having seen another Portuguese man in Rui Fonte
struggle since his arrival from Braga in the summer.

The Verdict

With a World Cup on the horizon, Oliveira will know that a place in the Portuguese squad alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and co is well up for grabs, and a move could provide the 26-year-old with the spark to secure his Russia 2018 dream.

Fulham need a striker, and if they have the funds to spend, should certainly look to use them on Oliveria. The player is entering the peak years of his career and will only get better, and should Jokanovic convince Norwich to sell and beat Derby to the punch, the Cottagers must be considered serious dark horses for a late playoff push.

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