Sone Aluko is growing increasingly unsettled at Fulham as the club refuses to offer him a new long-term deal or sell him to Reading.
The 28-year-old penned a two-year deal with the west Londoners last summer and has produced a string of fine performances at Craven Cottage.Such displays have led to interest from Championship play-off finalists Reading, with Fulham last month confirming “multiple bids” for Aluko had been rejected.
Whites boss Slavisa Jokanovic sees the forward as key to his plans and said it would be a “big mistake” to sell a player he handed the captain’s armband to again at Leeds on Tuesday night.
However, speculation over his future continues and Press Association Sport understands Aluko wants to either be offered a new deal or accept one of the offers being made for his services.
The Nigeria international’s contract expires this summer and it is believed the club’s policy of not giving long-term contracts to players over the age of 28 has prevented a deal being struck until now.
The club is understood to have the option to extend Aluko’s deal by a further season, but it would come without improved terms and the player is believed to want more security.
Aluko has scored nine goals in 53 appearances in all competitions for the Cottagers, who drew 0-0 at Leeds on Tuesday evening.