EXCLUSIVE: Fulham make inflated new bid for Matt Targett

Date published: Wednesday 8th August 2018 2:39 - Matthew Briggs

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TEAMtalk can reveal Fulham have made new £14million bid for Southampton defender Matt Targett.

Fulham, who have already added Jean-Michael Seri, Fabri, Andre Schurrle, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Alfie Mawson to their squad, but they are intent on adding 22-year-old left-back.

Sam McQueen, 23, a target for Bristol City, has subsequently been told he can’t leave Southampton on loan this month due to Targett’s impending move.

TEAMtalk revealed that Fulham made an improved £12million offer for Targett at the end of July.

Former England Under-21 ace Targett was hugely impressive for the Cottagers last season as he ended the season on-loan at Craven Cottage – helping them to promotion.

Fulham opened talks at the end of the season, but such was his form that Southampton decided they wanted to keep him and let McQueen leave instead.

Now though with such an offer on the table Saints are set to sell Targett to Fulham, after the west London club failed to make inroads on Manchester City’s Oleksandr Zinchenko and Ludwig Augustinsson of Werder Bremen.


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