Fulham Transfer Rumours: Potential Late Deals for the Cottagers

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistAugust 19, 2013

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - APRIL 13:  Eyong Enoh of Fulham is closely watched by Darren Bent of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Fulham at Villa Park on April 13, 2013 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Unlike most of the other clubs in the English Premier League, Fulham have been busy securing the signatures of new players this week. 

Adding to the Darren Bent loan signing from over the weekend was the capture of Scott Parker from Tottenham Hotspur on Monday afternoon. 

With two of their glaring needs filled in the last few days, the Cottagers have very few places on the pitch where they still need to add depth.

For manager Martin Jol, his busy summer transfer window is not over just yet, and he could bring in these players for a potential run at a UEFA Europa League position this season. 


Eyong Enoh, M, Ajax

Ajax midfielder Eyong Enoh played at Craven Cottage for the final months of last season when he was on loan at Fulham from the Eredivisie giants. 

Enoh played nine times for the Cottagers last season, and according to Sky Sports, Jol is keen to bring back the 27-year-old to London on a permanent basis. 

The Cameroon international has not featured in three league matches this season for Ajax, a move that could mark the end of his five-year spell in Holland. 

Enoh's current price tag is £3 million, but that is an amount that Jol is unwilling to pay for the player.

If a deal can be reached with Ajax, Enoh's presence in the midfield would be a welcome addition to a squad that needs a bit more depth, even with Parker's inclusion. 


Scott Dann, D, Blackburn 

Blackburn Rovers defender Scott Dann could be on his way back to the EPL if his current club get their way, according to Simon Jones of the Daily Mail. 

At 26, Dann has played in the English top flight with both Blackburn and Birmingham, and his 6'2" frame would fit the Cottagers' need for an extra center-back. 

Currently, Aaron Hughes and Brede Hangeland are the first-choice center-back pairing with new signing Fernando Amorebieta also in the squad at the position. 

If needed, Philippe Senderos and Sascha Riether could play in the middle of the back four, but a natural center-back in Dann would be necessary to help the club's chances of improving on their 12th-place finish from last season. 


John Arne Riise on the Way Out? 

While few Fulham players have been linked with a move away from the club, the one who has may leave before the transfer window shuts. 

Left-back John Arne Riise, who has been at the club since 2011, has been linked with Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen, according to Sky Sports. 

While no deal has been made between Bremen and Fulham, Riise's departure from the club could be imminent if the Cottagers find the right suitor for the 32-year-old Norwegian. 

As for any other news surrounding current Fulham players, no other squad members are expected to be leaving the club this summer. 


What deals should Fulham make before the transfer window closes, if any? 

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