Fulham Lauch £4.5m Bid For Senegal Defender Kara Mbodji With Leicester And Crystal Palace Showing Interest

Fulham are launching a £4.5million bid for Senegal defender Kara Mbodji.

The Anderlecht star attracted interest from Leicester, Crystal Palace, Huddersfield and Swansea last summer.

And the Belgian giants are ready to do business as the 28-year-old is no longer part of coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s plans.

Mbodji is back to full fitness after missing the World Cup through a knee injury.

His value has halved in the last 12 months but he is still under contract until 2020.

French and Turkish clubs are also reportedly chasing the former Genk ace.

The 6ft 4ins powerhouse, who can also play as a defensive midfielder, won the title with Anderlecht in 2017.

But it is now thought they are willing to sell him for the sort of sum the Cottagers are offering.

Mbodji has repeatedly stated his ambition to play in the Premier League.

And Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has just signed his ex-Anderlecht team-mate Aleksandar Mitrovic from Newcastle for £20m.

The Cottagers also completed the signing of Alfie Mawson from Swansea today.

Mbodji began his career with Senegal top-flight club Diambars before spending two years with Tromso in Norway.

He moved to Belgium with Genk in 2013, with his reputation soaring after joining Anderlecht two years later.

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