NEW Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri is reportedly ready to pounce for Inter Milan star Antonio Candreva.
Tuttomercatoweb claims the Italian winger could be heading to the Premier League after losing his place in Luciano Spalletti’s starting XI.
AFP4 Antonio Candreva is a January target for Fulham
Candreva has long been linked with a move to England after interest from Manchester United and Chelsea in the summer.
He talked up a move to the English top flight recently, saying: “I really like the Premier League, as it’s an exceptional competition.
“I’d love to have a go at playing in the Premier League.”
But it’s Fulham who are believed to be closing in on Candreva’s coveted signature.
Getty4 The winger is currently out of favour at Inter Milan
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The 31-year-old only signed a new contract last month, but he has lost his place on the right to Matteo Politano.
Both Inter and Candreva are now searching for a compromise.
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And it’s reckoned that Fulham will be able to land the Italy international on a six-month loan with a view to a permanent deal next summer.
But the Cottagers must first focus on getting the best out of their current options, starting with a visit to West London rivals Chelsea on Sunday.