Journalist says Fulham want 30-year-old midfielder, they value him £8m less than asking price
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Journalist says Fulham want 30-year-old midfielder, they value him £8m less than asking price

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Journalist Dean Jones has provided an update on Fulham’s pursuit of Manchester United midfielder Fred.

Speaking on the Fulhamish Podcast, Jones was discussing the lack of movement at Craven Cottage.

It’s not been a great start to the summer transfer window for Fulham.

There are yet to be any incomings and already several first-team players have left.

Manor Solomon is closing in on a move to Tottenham after Fulham failed to convert with loan move into a permanent transfer.

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It’s a disappointing outcome after Fulham turned down the chance to sign him 12 months ago for £7m.

Wingers Willian and Neeskens Kebano have also both turned down contract offers from the club.

Journalist Dean Jones has now outlined Fulham’s plans to try and sign Brazilian Fred.

The 30-year-old looks set to leave Old Trafford this summer as Manchester United try to raise funds for their own transfers.

Jones gives update on Fulham target Fred

Speaking about the midfielder, Jones said: “Fred, that is real interest. So, maybe some reasons to be optimistic about that.

“Man United value him at £20m, I’m told that we value him at around £12m.

“Not light years apart, [but it] depends on how desperate Man United are to offload him and how much they need that sort of money.

“At the moment, Man United’s transfer budget pre-any takeover is about £120m, they need to sign about five players and they’ve just spent £55m on Mason Mount.

“There’s no breakthrough on that yet, Fulham do have competition to sign him. I still believe that if Man United want £20m they’re most likely to get that from Saudi Arabia rather than anywhere else.”

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As Jones outlines, Fulham may struggle to compete with the might of Saudi Arabia in their pursuit of Fred.

With question marks lingering over Marco Silva’s future, that appears to be putting any signings on hold.

The 30-year-old would be a very useful signing for Fulham and provide some experience in the middle of the pitch.

He could play in either Harrison Reed’s or Joao Palhinha’s role and would be an upgrade on current backup Sasa Lukic.

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