Fulham are now interested in signing young Argentinian midfielder Juan Ignacio Nardoni.
That’s according to a report from Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb.
The transfer window closes in just over two weeks, but plenty of action is still expected at Craven Cottage.
Both Aleksandar Mitrovic and Joao Palhinha could leave the club before the window closes.
Mitrovic has been linked with a move to Saudi Arabia all summer and Al Hilal continue to push to sign the Serbian forward.
Joao Palhinha had a sensational debut campaign in the Premier League and Liverpool are interested in the 28-year-old, although Fulham have placed a huge price tag on him.
There will also be incomings too as Fulham do tend to act late in the transfer market every summer.
Tony Khan is a big fan of a deadline day deal even if numerous managers have been frustrated by this approach.
Fulham are now also interested in Juan Ignacio Nardoni although the 21-year-old won’t be cheap.
He only made the switch to Racing Club in January and they would like to make a big profit on the midfielder if he’s going to leave so soon.
Fulham interested in Nardoni
The report states that Fulham are seriously thinking about a move for the youngster.
Other European clubs are keen on Nardoni but Fulham have so far shown the most interest.
They’ve already informed the club and the player’s representatives that they’re about to start negotiations.
Nardoni has been valued at £21.4m which would be a steep fee to pay for someone who only has 67 career appearances, all of which are in Argentina.
Fulham may be interested in Nardoni to add to their midfield options rather than replace someone such as Palhinha.
He’s a more defensive-minded player who prefers to screen the defence rather than get further up the pitch and support attacks like Harrison Reed.
South America is typically a place to either sign players who are immediately ready for first-team action or bargains who can improve in the future.
Right now, this deal doesn’t suggest that Nardoni fits into either of these categories and it would be a surprise to see Fulham follow through with this one at the current price point.