Monday, 4 July 2011

Fulham Bid £7m for Barcelona Striker

Fulham have attempted to steal a march on Liverpool in the race to sign Jeffren by making a formal bid for the Barcelona forward.The Spain Under-21s international looks set to leave Barca this summer after failing to secure a regular spot in the club's star-studded first team.
It was thought the 23-year-old would move to Udinese as part of a deal that would see Chile international Alexis Sanchez join the European champions.Jeffren's father has now revealed his son has no interest in signing for an Italian club and is only prepared to consider Spanish or English teams.Liverpool have long been credited with an interest in Jeffren, but new Fulham boss Martin Jol is also a fan.According to Sport, the Cottagers have made the first move by submitting a £7.2 million bid.It is thought the sum is more than Liverpool or Valencia, another club keen on the Venezuelan-born star, are prepared to offer.
However, it is not clear whether Jeffren is willing to join a club of Fulham's mid-table standing after spending his whole career to date at Barcelona.
The player and his father, who acts as his agent, are due to meet Barca officials on Monday to discuss his future.

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