Fulham Boss will get Freiburg striker in the Summer

Mark Hughes wants to bring Senagalese striker to Craven Cottage.

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Freiburg striker Papiss Demba Cisse, who was a January target of Fulham, could be set to leave the German club in the summer.

Cottagers boss Mark Hughes was linked with a bid for the forward last month but Freiburg managed to keep hold of their star man, who has hit an impressive 15 goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances this season.

Cisse’s agent Guido Nickolay has now revealed that Freiburg would be prepared to sell Cisse for the right price in the summer, and reports suggest Fulham could make a bid in excess of £12million in order to land him.

“Freiburg do not want to sell but they are a smaller club and will sell at the right price,” Nickolay said.

“They know the figure they want for him – but I cannot say it. They are ready to do business in the summer. But it isn’t just Premier League clubs who want him – there are other clubs in Italy and Spain too.

“There was interest from the Premier League in January but Freiburg made sure they kept him until the end of the season. There will be more, but now it won’t be until the summer.”


Fulham boss Mark Hughes wanted to add to his strike force ever since he took over from Roy Hodgson at Craven Cottage.

Bobby Zamora’s long-term injury highlighted the poor resources Hughes has to work with.

Andy Johnson’s return to fitness has added to the former Manchester City manager’s options but he has been linked with a Summer move to either Newcastle United or Sunderland.

Cisse’s record in Germany is impressive with 15 goals in 19 games and at 25 is at a good age to develop under the coaching of Hughes and his backroom team.

But doubts will emege whether he can adapt to the physical demands of the English game, and at £12million it will not be a cheap gamble.

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