According to Italian outlet Gazzetta, Fulham have made a €12 million (£10.7 million) for Spezia striker M’Bala Nzola.
You’d be forgiven for not recognising the Frenchman’s name, after all, he’s never played top-flight football before this season, but he’s been an absolute revelation since joining Spezia in the summer.
He’s scored nine goals in 13 appearances in Serie A this term, averaging a goal every 121 minutes, which is a better rate than the likes of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane have been putting up this season.
It should come as no surprise that other Premier League clubs want to sign Nzola, including West Ham United, but Fulham seem to be at the front of the queue with this bid.
Spezia won’t be keen to sell their star man, but an eight-figure offer for a player they signed on a free transfer in the summer would represent a great bit of business.
Whether or not the Italian outfit accept this offer remains to be seen, but if he did arrive at Fulham he’d certainly provide the cutting edge the Whites need to stay in the Premier League this season.
Scott Parker has repeatedly said that he wants a striker through the door this month, and if Nzola is the man he gets, Tony Khan will have delivered in a big way.
Fingers crossed this one gets over the line before the end of the window.