Cottagers Rebuffed In Attamah Offer

Cottagers Rebuffed In Attamah Offer

Fulham have reportedly seen a bid for Istanbul Basaksehir defender Joseph Attamah rejected.

The Cottagers have shipped a league-high 49 goals from 22 games this season and manager Claudio Ranieri is desperate to bring in some defensive reinforcements before the end of the month.

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Several names have been linked with a switch to Craven Cottage but Fulham appear to be putting all their efforts into acquiring the services of Attamah, who has slipped down the pecking order at Basaksehir.

The 24-year-old made 25 league appearances in the previous campaign but he has only featured in five Super Lig games this term, leaving doubts over his long-term future in Turkey.

Ranieri is now hoping he can tempt the defender, who can play centre-back, full-back and as a holding midfielder, into a change of scenery and make the move to the Premier League.

Fulham have reportedly had an initial bid, believed to be worth £3-4million, rejected although they are expected to return with an improved offer in the coming days.

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