Fulham Make £10m Offer for Catania Forward Maxi Lopez

Craven Cottage side lodge interest in Argentine.

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Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco claims the club have received an offer for Argentine forward Maxi Lopez from Fulham.

The South American is expected to head for pastures new during the January transfer window, with a number of clubs reported to be chasing his signature.

It is believed that the former Barcelona forward would prefer to remain in Serie A after enjoying a productive spell with Catania.

Fiorentina are among those believed to be keen, with the Viola having agreed to offload Alberto Gilardino to Genoa.
There is, however, a chance that Maxi could be lured away from Italy, with Fulham keen to take him to England.

SOURCE: Sky Sports

Fulham’s insistence on there being no issue between boss Martin Jol and striker Bobby Zamora is somewhat contradicted by their apparent interest in a player who is a very similar style of forward, Maxi Lopez. The 27 year old 6ft 3in Catania man has been a big success since his move to the Italian side in January 2010.

The £10m rated former River Plate man failed to make the grade at Barcelona and has been trying to repair his career since his two year spell at the Nou Camp and is on the fringes of a first call up to the senior Argentine set-up.

Zamora and Andy Johnson are both heavily linked with exits this month and therefore it makes good sense for Martin Jol to look at alternatives and Lopez may well be a good fit for the Cottagers.

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