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Rumour Round-Up: The Latest Fulham Transfer Gossip

Weekly Update: 10-17th May 2015

Gray: Fulham have now been linked multiple times to the in demand winger.
Gray: Fulham have now been linked multiple times to the in demand winger.
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The Sun are reporting that Fulham are readying a £7 million bid for Birmingham youngster Demarai Gray - the 3rd source to report this rumour

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene for Birmingham City this year, playing in 35 games, a tremendous achievement at such a young age. He has recently been called up to train with the England under-21s but has also been linked with a £5-7million deal to the Cottagers. Gray has a year left on his contract and has attracted significant interest from the Premier League new-boys, Bournemouth, who have had three bids rejected already whilst Liverpool and PSV Eindhoven are also, reportedly, in the reckoning.

Fulham are believed to have bid a second time for Brighton defender Lewis Dunk. Fee is believed to be £750k.

Sky Sources believe that Fulham had a bid rejected earlier on in the week, but have since upped their offer to £750k. This is still surprising, as the defender is valued above £4m in many eyes. He is just one of many youngsters which Fulham are keeping tabs on. The Rams are also reported to be keen on the 23-year-old centre-back, along with Championship rivals Fulham. Brighton are said to be keen to keep hold of one of their brightest prospects, who signed a four-year contract with his hometown club last summer. Dunk has made more than 100 appearances for the Seagulls, having come through the youth ranks. He played 44 games this season and scored seven goals.

Fulham, Charlton Athletic and Brentford are interested in taking former MK Dons star Dele Alli on loan next season, reports MK Web.

The 19-year-old joined Tottenham Hotspur in a £5 million deal in February but was allowed to spend the rest of the season at stadium MK, where he helped the club win promotion to the Championship on the last day of the League One season. But Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino may be willing to let the midfielder go out on loan for another season to further develop his footballing education. The Argentine will run the rule over Alli once he joins up with the squad for pre-season training. Alli came through the youth ranks at MK Dons and went on to score 24 goals in 88 appearances.

Emmanuel Emenike has rejected the chance to play his football in Qatar next season and has been linked with Fulham.

Fenerbahce want to offload Nigerian international Emmanuel Emenike in part exchange. If the name is familiar, this was the same Emenike that demanded to be substituted after being booed by his own fans during their 1-0 home win over rivals Besiktas in March. Emenike, is in his second spell at the club, has only scored four goals in 25 Turkish Super League appearances this season. He joined Fenerbahce in 2011 but was linked to a match-fixing scandal, though later cleared and joined Spartak Moscow before playing a game for the Istanbul club. He then rejoined in 2013 for a reported £10.2 million.

Portsmouth star, Jed Wallace is a transfer target for Fulham & Wolves this summer.

The contract Wallace signed last summer contains a transfer fee release clause, with Fulham, Ipswich and Wolves among those showing interest. The newly-appointed Blues boss met the 21-year-old at the club’s training ground on Wednesday afternoon in an attempt to clarify his future. There would also be a transfer fee involved, with the youngster’s contract clause believed to be worth £275,000.

French press are linking Fulham and Seville with former Middlesborough midfielder, Didier Digard.

The 26 year old, 6ft defensive midfielder only made 32 appearances for Boro before going to Nice on loan and then joining on a permanent transfer. Digards contract only has 1 year left before he's available on a free so his fee shouldn't be too high. With so many of Fulham's midfielders running out of contract in the summer, expect this to be one of many links for players across the centre.

Bryan Ruiz has been linked to a £4.3m move to Porto, Sporting Lisbon or Benfica despite having his contract extended by Fulham

It is believed that the Cottagers will be seeking a transfer fee of anything in excess of £5million pounds for the 29-year-old, who still has a lot to give in the professional game as a creative midfielder eager to cement his ability in one of Europe's top leagues again. His new contract means he is contracted with Fulham until June of 2016, and although it was reported he was set to leave the club last summer to La Liga outfit Levante, the loan-to-buy move fell through.

Lasse Vigen Christensen has shut down Aston Villa rumours by commenting on his long term commitment to the Whites.

Speaking to West London Sport, 20-year-old Christensen has admitted that his future lies with Fulham, despite interest in him from Villa this season. "It would have been stupid for me to go in January. I’d only just got in the team and I still have lots to learn and do. I heard a bit from the lads [about the Villa rumours] but there was no way I was going to leave in January. "I’ve been at this club for a fairly long time and when you’re connected to a club you want to see them do well. I want to see Fulham back in the Premier League. That’s all I’m thinking about."

Fulham and Nottingham Forest will battle it out to sign Bolton defender Matt Mills

Get West London is reporting that Bolton Wanderers and Instagram's own Matt Mills has been discussing a free transfer move to either Nottingham Forest or Fulham. Mills, who joined the Super Whites for £2m in 2012, is believed to be on the brink of cutting ties with the club in the hope of improving his reported £18,000 a week salary. He almost joined the London side on loan after Christmas, but such was his initial form under Neil Lennon that the ex-Celtic boss was reluctant to let him go. Mills' dreadful form in the last three months however has seemingly softened the manager's position on the player.