Martin Jol is targeting a pacy, skilful winger as he aims to add greater penetration to the team's left flank, with the Swansea City and Heerenveen stars on his shopping list
By Wayne Veysey ¦ Chief Correspondent
Fulham are lining up moves for Swansea City winger Scott Sinclair and Heerenveen star Luciano Narsingh.
The two wide players are top of Martin Jol’s shopping list as he aims to beef up the Premier League club’s attacking options.
Goal.com understands that the Fulham manager is targeting a fast, skilful player who can add greater penetration to the team’s left flank.
Jol has been alerted to the possible availability of England Under-21 international Sinclair, who has only a year remaining on his Swansea contract, and Narsingh, whose Heerenveen deal also expires in 12 months' time.
Sinclair blossomed under Brendan Rodgers at the Liberty Stadium but the departure of his mentor to Liverpool has given Fulham hope they can negotiate a deal worth around £5 million.
The 23-year-old, a £1.5m signing from Chelsea, scored seven league goals for the Welsh club last season and was a key figure in their successful debut Premier League campaign.
Sinclair’s career had stalled at Stamford Bridge, spending time on loan at six different clubs, and it was not until his move to the Liberty Stadium in the summer of 2010 that he began to fulfil the promise that persuaded Chelsea to sign him when he was 16.
Fulham are also closely monitoring Narsingh’s situation as they weigh up their options for the wide positions.
Narsingh, who is valued at £6m, visited Fulham’s training ground in May along with his club colleague Oussama Assaidi, who is now on the verge of joining Galatasaray.
The 21-year-old was called up to Holland’s Euro 2012 squad following an outstanding season for Heerenveen in the Eredivisie. Narsingh weighed in with eight goals and a league-leading 20 assists.Fulham are unlikely to make a formal move until the futures of prize assets Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey become clearer.
Dembele is being monitored by Arsenal, Manchester United, Liverpool and Tottenham, although there has not yet been a bid for the Belgium international.