Fulham Make £3.5m Bid For Bobby Zamora Back-Up

Craven Cottage wants St Andrew’s hit-man.

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Fulham have made an improved £3.5million offer for Birmingham City striker Cameron Jerome, following an initial £3million bid being rejected.

The Cottagers are awaiting news from the Midlands club as boss Martin Jol looks to strengthen his squad.

An injury scare suffered by Zamora prompted Jol to act to bolster his squad, with the former breaking his hand a week ago.

Jol wants Jerome to act as cover for the England international as he realises how much Fulham depend on him.

“If there is a problem with Bobby, I have to create another formation,” he said, revealing his failure to land Jerome had not spelt the end of his search.

“Of course, there are always players. Even abroad, there are one or two players we had a look at. We made a bid as well.

“If they accept it then we’ve got a new player. But if they don’t, we go on like it is.”

Jol admitted Zamora’s injury record was a concern but denied his game time would need to be managed in the same way as Tottenham defender Ledley King

“Bobby’s probably injured occasionally,” said former Spurs boss Jol.

“Ledley King was different. Ledley King was out for seven months when I was there in the second year. That was a structural problem. With Bobby, it’s not a big problem.”

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