Jol looks to bring in PSG hitman Hourau for Johnson and eyes move for Millwall”s Trotter
Fulham boss Martin Jol is weighing up a move for Paris St Germain striker Guillaume Hoarau once he sells Andy Johnson.
French international Hoarau, a former target for Gerard Houllier while at Aston Villa, is being moved on by the French club as they free up a place in their squad for the potential signing of AC Milan”s Alexandre Pato.
Jol will use the cash generated by the 2million sale of Johnson to Blackburn to bring in the 6ft 3in Hoarau as soon as the window opens next week. Bobby Zamora could also follow Johnson out the door with West Ham and QPR keen.
Top target: Guillaume Hoarau
Jol”s scouts have also been monitoring Bristol City”s Nicky Maynard and Doncaster”s Billy Sharp, who is also a 3m target for Leicester and Wigan.
Fulham are keen to strengthen their midfield and are considering a January move for Millwall midfielder Liam Trotter.
Chief scout Barry Simmonds has watched the 23-year-old numerous times over the past few weeks as Jol looks to finalise transfer plans.
Stepping up: Fulham scouts have watched Liam Trotter (right)
Trotter has been watched by a clutch of Barclays Premier League clubs this season, including Arsenal, Wolves, Everton and Bolton. But Fulham are understood to be the most interested going into the transfer window.
The 2.5m-rated midfielder is stalling on a new contract with the Championship club and is keen to see where the top-flight interest leads before committing to Millwall.
Jol, who is also interested in West Ham”s Mark Noble, has made finding a long-term successor to veteran midfielder Danny Murphy a priority.