TEAMtalk understands Fulham have told a host of European clubs that they will not be entertaining any offers for talismanic frontman Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Mitrovic is enjoying a sterling campaign with the Championship promotion favourites. He has helped himself to 21 goals in 19 league appearances so far and that has plenty of clubs taking note of the 27-year-old. He also scored the crucial goal for Serbia as they beat Portugal to seal their place at the World Cup finals in Qatar.
According to Fichajes, Mitrovic is attracting the attention of LaLiga outfit Villarreal. And talk of a €16m offer to tempt Fulham into parting ways with their talisman in the winter window has been mentioned.
TEAMtalk understands some of Europe’s biggest clubs have enquired about Mitrovic’s availability, both for January and in the summer.
Juventus, Fiorentina, Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid, Nice and Lille are amongst the clubs to make enquiries. But the answer from Fukham has been simple. They have been told that there is no price tag on Mitrovic.
Fulham are intent on keeping their star man in the hope that he can guide them back into the Premier League.
We also understand that Mitrovic’s representatives have turned down approaches from intermediaries, underlining just how happy the former Newcastle United man is in London.
Mitrovic only signed a new five-year deal in August this year, which confirmed him as the highest paid played in the Championship.
Marco Silva highlighted the striker’s value to the Cottagers after he netted a hat-trick in October’s 3-0 win over West Brom.
£16m Mitrovic rejected in summer
Silva said: “Strikers that score 18 goals in 15 games, I think the numbers are there. They speak for themselves.
“Of course a striker cannot win games alone. But if you have a striker who has this capacity to score goals, we should keep creating for him.
“When a striker is scoring and scoring, I don’t need to speak to him. His job is done, I have to work on other things with him because his confidence is high.”
Mitrovic was intent on leaving the club in the summer. In fact Fulham have rejected a £16m bid from Russian side Dynamo Moscow for the striker, as per The Athletic.
The former Anderlecht man was unhappy after making just 13 Premier League starts for Scott Parker’s men. He scored just three times as Parker’s charges were relegated. But the departure of Parker at the end of June for Bournemouth saw Mitrovic have a change of heart.