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21:46  08 november  2018
21:46  08 november  2018 Source:

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Опубликовано: 8 янв. 2018 г. Fulham want Southampton ' s Matt Targett on loan. Last Updated: 08/01/18 2:46pm Matt Targett has made just two appearances for the Saints this season Fulham are interested in signing Southampton left-back Matt Targett on loan for the rest of the season, Sky

Southampton full-back Matt Targett is reportedly on the verge of completing a six-month loan move to Fulham . The 22-year-old will join the Championship

Fulham are reportedly keen to re-sign former loanee Matt Targett from Premier League rivals Southampton.

According to the Evening Standard, Fulham failed with a £15m move for the player in the summer and will try again in the January window.

Targett joined the Cottagers on loan for the second half of last season and made 18 Championship appearances as the club were promoted via the playoffs.

His arrival coincided with an impressive defensive run as Slavisa Jokanovic’s men conceded just 11 goals in a 17-match unbeaten run.

Fulham keen on Southampton's Matt Targett © Alex Morton/Getty Images Sport Alex Morton/Getty Images Sport

The Cottagers boast the Premier League’s worst defence in the Premier League this campaign, conceding 29 goals in their 11 matches, four more than 15th-placed Burnley.

Fulham considering January bid to sign Matt Targett

Fulham considering January bid to sign Matt Targett Fulham are set to reignite their interest in Southampton defender Matt Targett during the January transfer window. The London Evening Standard reports that the Cottagers are looking to strengthen defensively and will prepare a move for the player who previously enjoyed a spell on loan at the club. Fulham tried to sign the defender permanently in the summer off the back of their promotion to the Premier League. The report claims that Targett, who has once again fallen out of favour at Southampton, is keen to return to the London club after impressing on loan there. Southampton refused to sell the player, despite turning down numerous offers from the Premier League new boys. Slavisa Jokanovic’s men were willing to spend as much as £15 million to sign the player in the summer, but it is yet to be seen how much they would be ready to pay in the new year.

Fulham have made a £10m bid for Southampton left-back Matt Targett , according to Sky sources. However, it is understood Saints have no interest in selling

Southampton are reportedly keen to keep hold of Matt Targett this summer, despite Fulham ’ s efforts to land him on a permanent deal. The former England Under-21 international joined the Cottagers on loan until the end of the season in January and was a key player for Slavisa Jokanovic’ s men

Having failed to recruit Targett in the summer Fulham instead purchased Joe Bryan in a £6m deal from Bristol City, who has since been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

That has forced Jokanovic to play centre-back Maxime Le Marchand in his place, and on occasion, Ryan Sessegnon has also filled in.

Targett is behind Ryan Bertrand in the St Marys pecking order and has made just one league start this campaign.

Fulham keen on Southampton's Matt Targett © Catherine Ivill/Getty Images Sport Fulham v Leeds United - Sky Bet Championship

Southampton Predicted XI: Fulham (A).
Southampton will be looking to distance themselves from Fulham in the Premier League table when they travel to Craven Cottage on Saturday. The Saints have endured a difficult season so far. They currently languish in 17th place after winning only one top-flight fixture and are above the relegation zone only on goal difference. Fulham, meanwhile, are at the very foot of the table. They are three points adrift from their visitors this weekend and will be keen to bridge the gap as Claudio Ranieri’s reign at the club begins. The Whites opted to sack Slavisa Jokanovic and replace him with the experienced Italian as they look to make amends for their gruelling re-introduction to life in the Premier League. Southampton have some key men ruled out for their trip to Fulham. Danny Ings is set to miss the fixture and Shane Long is sidelined. Ryan Bertrand will also be absent as he serves a one-match suspension. It’s a must-win game for both sides and Mark Hughes will be well aware of the significance that this outing presents. Here’s how we think the Saints will line up.

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