EXCLUSIVE: Southampton demand even larger fee for Fulham Targett

Date published: Thursday 9th August 2018 8:55 - James Marshment

Southampton are demanding £20million for Matt Targett, after rejecting two bids from Fulham on Wednesday for the left-back, TEAMtalk can exclusively reveal.

The Cottagers want to bring Targett back to south-west London, after seeing him end last season on loan at the club.

The Cottagers have bid £14million, as we revealed, before returning with another £16million offer late in the day – but Southampton have so far held firm.

We understand that Fulham are set to return with another offer on deadline day, but are not confident Southampton will relent – which is why they have also made a move for Joe Bryan.

Bristol City full-back Bryan was set to join Aston Villa before Fulham made a last ditch bid, and he is now due for a medical in West London.

Fulham would happily do a deal for both players, but at the very least they will get Bryan in on deadline day.

Fulham are also looking for a holding midfielder, and are still in talks with Wolfsburg over Josuha Guilavogui and St Etienne about Ole Selnaes.


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