NEW OWNERS

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Fulham recently changed ownership after more than 16 years under the stewardship of Mohamed Al-Fayed. It is expected that the new owner will be much more extravagant in his transfer funds for the club.

This is needed for the club in order to finish in the top 10 of the Premier league according to manager Martin Jol. So far, it has been a summer of relatively low transfer activity for Fulham. They have signed some low-key players, but Jol has said that the club needs to bring in two more in order to have a squad capable of finishing in the top 10.

Fulham had a mediocre last season in which they finished outside the top 10, but they were also without any relegation troubles throughout the campaign. Jol recently saw his team perform extremely well in the pre-season tour.

He has said that this tour has brought out around some of the hidden gems within the squad. One of the main reasons for Fulham not being able to finish in the top 10 according to the manager is the huge number of injury problems faced by top stars like Mahamadou Diarra. Further, there was also the departure of star names like Clint Dempsey as well.

“We are still looking for one or two players to make it 100 per cent. We would like to be in the top ten. We were a bit unlucky last year because we missed a lot of players. Mousa Dembele went, then of course top scorer Clint Dempsey went and Danny Murphy, then Mahamadou Diarra was injured. We saw maybe eight, nine, ten very good players here so it was a very good exercise and we could train well and we played good games, all the players were involved," said the Fulham manager about the possibility of new faces at Craven cottage.

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