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Fulham Transfer Rumour Round-Up: Timber, Belotti, Cambiaso

Written by Cameron Ramsey on 13th December 2023

It’s been a few weeks since we last dipped our toes into the riptide of tabloids and online media and in the time that’s has passed us by, Cam’s listed the latest transfer rumours which have done the rounds and some of them are worth sticking around for.

Quinten Timber – Feyenoord

A TEAMtalk exclusive recently disclosed that Fulham are genuine admirers of Feyenoord midfielder Quinten Timber, the twin brother of Arsenal’s £34m summer signing Jurriën Timber. Feyenoord took on Celtic in the Champions League on Wednesday evening and the article states that Fulham scouts were supposedly going to be in attendance at Celtic Park to monitor the robust 22-year-old’s performance.

As well as those affiliated with TEAMtalk, various other pundits and experts persist that if Timber joins, he will be Joao Palhinha’s successor, not a direct replacement. Though Jurriën’s a defender, he is a smooth operator on the ball and Quinten is just as comfortable on the ball, and he is just as physical. He will suit Silva’s model but we will have to act fast if we’re to persuade him to move to SW6, as there’ll be plenty of sides in the running and it won’t be long until he bids farewell to the Eredivisie.

Kian Best – Preston North End

Reliable correspondent Alan Nixon revealed that Preston North End’s 18-year-old starlet Kian Best is being weighed-up by Fulham in the run-up to the January transfer window. The teenage defender is capable of competing in a range of roles across the back but has been used predominately as a left-back by Preston this season.

Best made his debut for the Lilywhites on the opening day of the campaign and has gone on to feature ten times for Ryan Lowe’s side. The England U19 representative is a rising prodigy in Lancashire and if the Whites don’t acquire him in the coming weeks, he’ll definitely be a player to watch out for in the not-so-distant future.

Fernando Beltran – Deportivo Guadalajara

It is 90min’s understanding that a host of European clubs are tailing Deportivo Guadalajara’s Fernando Beltran and Fulham are one of the mentioned suitors. Beltran’s contract at Chivas expires on December 31st, 2023, and as well as the Whites, Eredivise duo Ajax and Feyenoord are keeping tabs on the 25-year-old, as well as Wolves, Leicester City and indeed, FFC.

An all-action with an eye for goal, Beltran has found the back of the net 4 times in 17 outings this season and he has also been capped ten times by Mexico. As his deal at Chivas is seemingly close to running dry, landing Beltran on a free would be excellent business but to be completely honest, he probably isn’t very high on our shopping list as we’ve other targets that are presumably better equipped for the European game.

Arouna Sangante – Le Havre

Subject to a report published by The Sun, Fulham are ramping up their pursuit of Le Havre’s 21-year-old captain Arouna Sangante. Accustomed to performing on the right of a back three, Sangante has been a key feature behind Le Havre’s impressive Ligue 1 showing this season and had graduated through the club’s youth ranks.

It’s believed the French outfit will demand a figure of £15m for the solid defender, which is a fair estimation, but it’s said that if the Whites are to invest, they’ll want to assess him in greater detail before the transfer period arrives.

Andrea Belotti – AS Roma

Italian outlet Romagiallorossa have identified both Brentford and Fulham as interested parties in the chasing pack for AS Roma’s discarded striker Andrea Belotti. Since joining Roma from fellow Serie A side Torino, Belotti’s form has nosedived drastically but that’s not to say the 29-year-old has lost his enthusiasm entirely.

The Italy international has scored three times for Jose Mourinho’s Giallorossi this season, and during his glittering stint at Torino, where he ultimately made his name, he swept home 113 goals in 251 appearances. Other than the Bees and the Whites, the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and even Real Madrid have been touted in the hunt for his services but nothing much has materialised to substantiate these claims.

Pierre Ekwah – Sunderland

He may have departed West Ham United at the turn of 2023 but according to TEAMtalk, Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Fulham are hopeful of handing the 21-year-old midfielder a fresh Premier League lifeline at the start of 2024.

The Frenchman put pen to paper on a four-and-a-half year deal with the Black Cats and he has become a firm fan favourite at the Stadium of Light, despite suffering a spell on the sidelines through injury. The Hammers included a sizable sell-on clause upon selling Ekwah to Sunderland, but it is not yet known what the Mackems actually value him at. The youngster has a promising reputation and is appreciated amongst Sunderland’s avid fan base but for now, I feel we should search elsewhere for extra midfield depth.

Andrea Cambiaso – Juventus

Those at Tutto Juve are under the impression that Newcastle United, Nottingham Forest and Fulham are ‘willing to spend’ €15m to prise Andrea Cambiaso from Juventus, although the Italian giants are allegedly reluctant to part ways with the 23-year-old fullback.

The Bianconeri are willing to play hardball with any club that wish to acquire Cambiaso, as well as Federico Gatti, as they feel the young duo embody the club’s ‘team spirit and soul’, and with a statement like that, you just know that the Italian defenders are going absolutely nowhere anytime soon. So, we’ll move on and leave the rest of ’em to it.

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