Fulham still need to sign some new wingers this summer.
Willian has returned after initially allowing his contract to expire, but there are still some huge gaps in that area.
Indeed, after losing Neeskens Kebano, Dan James and Manor Solomon, Fulham are incredibily short on the wings.
Luckily, it looks as though help could be on the way.
Talks are ongoing about a move for Callum Hudson-Odoi, while, according to Fabrizio Romano, Demarai Gray wants to join Fulham.
The winger has apparently missed Everton training on a number of occasions this week as a precaution as his heart is set on a move to Craven Cottage.
Demarai Gray only wants Fulham move. He’s still not training with Everton squad as precaution while club are in talks to reach an agreement. ⚪️⚫️
Gray agreed personal terms days ago with Fulham; his contract expires in June 2024. pic.twitter.com/xp1LGTmK4M
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 5, 2023
It sounds as though we may not be far away from a breakthrough on this one.
The player clearly wants to join Fulham, and now it’s just down to the Whites to agree a fee.
Agreeing a fee with Everton shouldn’t be too difficult either. Gray only cost the Toffees £1.5m two years ago when he joined, so whatever fee they receive for the player would, pretty much, be pure profit, and with the Merseyside club under financial pressure at the moment, they may well be keen to sell the Englishman.
You don’t miss training for no reason. Gray clearly thinks that a move to Fulham could be in the offing, and it wouldn’t be surprising at all if we see some further movement on this front in the near future.
Of course, Everton do have one reason to potentially delay this move.
The Toffees, of course, face Fulham on the opening day of the Premier League season, and they won’t want Gray coming back to bite them just days after securing a move to west London.
Everton may well decide to hold onto Gray until the first game of the season is out of the way.