Fulham have been heavily linked with Newcastle United striker Dwight Gayle, following the departure of Sone Aluko who joined Reading on a four year deal.
With the London outfit selling Aluko it leaves them with five strikers on their books, but manager Slavisa Jokanovic appears to want to bolster his ranks ahead of the transfer window shutting on Thursday.
Fulham have started the season with a record of 1 win, 3 draws and 1 defeat and are currently 14th place in the Championship table. Jokanovic will be hoping that he can guide the club to promotion this season, after losing in the play-off semi finals last term to Reading.
The club are going to need to improve their goal scoring tally so far this season, as they have only found the back of the net on 4 occasions in 5 games and this is obviously the thinking of Jokanovic as the club are linked with prolific Championship goal scorer Dwight Gayle.
Dwight Gayle – The striker scored 23 goals in 34 games for Newcastle last term in the Championship but was left out the squad for last Saturdays match against West Ham, which started the rumours that he would leave St James’ Park in this transfer window.
One stumbling block for Fulham, could be that Newcastle are looking for in the region of £20m for the striker, but if they want to add quality to their ranks they are going to have to stump up the money.
Having gained promotion with Newcastle last term, Gayle knows what it takes to help get a club out of the Championship and could prove to be a terrific signing if Fulham get the deal done on deadline day.
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