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The Craven Cottage outfit want to make additions to their forward line.

Fulham's popular manager Roy Hodgson is reportedly readying the Craven Cottage cheque-book as Middlesbrough striker Jeremie Aliadiere, and Manchester City flop Jo are both alleged targets for the west London side who finished the season in seventh spot.

It was the white-striped side's highest ever league finish and, consequently, they have qualified for next season's inaugural UEFA Europa League competition; a remodelled version of the halted UEFA Cup.

Fulham have one of the smallest squads in the Premier League, and if Hodgson is to successfully negotiate a successful European campaign that supplements a strong domestic account, then he will need to make a number of additions to his team.

The Northern Echo and Sunday Sun have both speculated that a £3 million bid would be enough to see Middlesbrough - who were relegated from England's top tier into the Championship - part company with the former Arsenal striker.

Elsewhere, The Manchester Evening News, believe that the Cottagers are eager to take Jo away from Manchester City on a loan deal. The Brazilian spent the second half of the season at Everton, after underwhelming for Hughes' Eastlands troops following a mega-money transfer.

Alan Dawson, Goal.com

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