Fulham are the leading team in the English Championship at the moment and they are in a fantastic position to return to the Premier League next season. The Cottagers were one of three teams demoted from the Premier League last season alongside Sheffield United and West Brom.
Fulham have been dealt a big blow following the news that young attacker Fabio Carvalho has turned down the offer of a new contract from the club. This is according to English journalist Tom Barclays who said that the Fulhamplayer has rejected the Cottagers' latest attempts to tie his long-term future down at the club.
Fulham have dropped down on the English Championship table after the big defeat suffered at the hands of Coventry City in their last game in the competition. The Cottagers were on the receiving end of a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of the Sky Blues. Fulham were convincingly beaten by their hosts.
English Championship leaders Fulham are the form team in the division after they took their winning run to four games with an emphatic win over Stoke City. Fulham thrashed the Potters 3-0 at home to make it four consecutive wins in the Championship. The Cottagers have won all their games in the league since the opening weekend of the new season as they attempt to secure an instant return to the Premier League.
Michael Hector is one of the players that could leave Fulham this summer after it was confirmed that the centre back is available for a transfer. West London Sport reported that Fulham are prepared to trim their squad by offloading one or two of their central defenders.
Fulham have six centre backs in their first team at the moment including Hector. Others are TosinAdarabioyo, Alfie Mawson, Maxim Le Marchand, Terrence Kongolo and Tim Ream.
English journalist Darren Witcooprevealed on Twitter that Bournemouth are keen on signing Hector this summer. The Cherries have appointed Scott Parker as their new manager and he knows all about the defensive qualities that Hector possesses having worked with him at Fulham.
Newcastle United are leading the race to sign Tottenham Hotspur defender Cameron Carter-Vickers who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth in the English Championship. It has been reported that the Magpies are leading Fulham and Cardiff City in the race to sign him.
Newcastle United are the only Premier League team in the hunt for the American international after Fulham failed to secure Premier League safety and Welsh team Cardiff City didn't make the playoffs at the end of the Championship season last term.
North London giants Arsenal are said to be one of the clubs interested in a move for Fulham midfielder Frank ZamboAnguissa. The Gunners interest in the Cameroonian international was reported by popular media outlet Metro as the club continues the search for a midfielder.
Arsenal are expected to sign at least one midfielder this summer and it could be more depending on the departures at the club this summer.
Swiss international Granit Xhaka has already been linked with a move to the Italian Serie A. Recent reports claimed that AS Roma are in talks with the Gunners over a move for him. Another Arsenal midfielder that could be on his way out of the Emirates Stadium is Joe Willock who had a fantastic loan spell at Newcastle United in the second half of the recently finished Premier League campaign.
Fulham are on the brink of relegation from the English top flight after their derby defeat at Chelsea at the weekend.
The Cottagers needed to win the game to boost their failing hopes of securing another season in the Premier League but Champions League chasers Chelsea had other ideas thanks to the impressive Kai Havertz. His two goals either side of the interval propelled the Blues to a 2-0 win over Fulham in the West London Derby.
German international Havertz gave the hosts the lead inside ten minutes after he latched on to a wonderful pass from English midfielder Mason Mount. He added a second goal four minutes after the interval off the assist from the much maligned Timo Werner to wrap up the game for Chelsea against the Cottagers.
England are well-known to always scout for the best players to recruit for their national teams for all categories, as long as those players are eligible to represent the Three Lions at any stage. They want to continue that tradition after reports recently making the rounds are all confirming that they are trying to beat Nigeria to Fulham's talented youngster Michael Olakigbe.
Three years ago, Nigeria were very close to acquiring the services of the young star and were close to convincing him to pledge his allegiance to the Super Eagles national team, but according to recent reports, England have stolen the march in the race and are now the more likely candidates who the youngster will be playing for.
Fulham were on course to return to the English Championship at the end of this campaign after one season in the Premier League until they began to record excellent results from their last three outings. The form from those three games has given Fulham the chance at redemption in their quest to survive relegation in the Premier League this season under manager Scott Parker. As at last week, the Cottagers were ten points adrift of safety as the third and final team in the relegation zone. The other two teams in the relegation zone are West Brom and Sheffield United. A run of seven points from the last three games has given Fulham a big chance to stay in the league in what's a remarkable turnaround from last week when they looked dead and buried. At that point, a lot of Premier League football watchers had written Fulham off as one of the three teams to be relegated alongside West Brom and Sheffield United but the relegation picture has changed in the last one week.