Fulham manager Martin Jol is targeting Peter Crouch in a bid to bolster his forward line, according to the Metro.
The Tottenham striker has been heavily linked with a £10m move away from White Hart Lane this summer, with Stoke, Newcastle and Sunderland all credited with an interest.
Fulham are the latest suitors upon hearing the beanpole forward was deemed surplus to requirements by Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, who is looking to overhaul is current strike force after selling Robbie Keane to LA Galaxy.
Redknapp is hoping to bring in another a new striker before the transfer deadline at the end of this month, and have been linked with big-money moves for Villarreal’s Giuseppe Rossi and Porto’s Radamel Falcao.
Fulham have Bobby Zamora and Andrew Johnson to fill the striking positions currently, but ex-Spurs chief Jol wants to add some strength in depth by adding Crouch to his ranks.
‘I feel there is more to come from Zamora and Johnson but – we played too many long balls to Bobby. I’d like to add a few things going forward. We saw on Saturday (against Aston Villa) if we swap our No.9 I have to put Clint Dempsey there and I don’t want to do that,’ said the Dutchman.
‘That’s why we will try to do something in the transfer window.’
Fulham drew a blank on the opening day of the season in a goalless draw against Aston Villa, highlighting their need for more quality up front.