Fulham transfer targets summer 2024: Cottagers after Arsenal starlet

After the mediocre 2023/24 Premier League campaign, the men in charge of Cottagers will surely allocate money for a couple more impressive signings this summer.

Under coach Marco Silva’s rule, Fulham thrives. Yes, the team did finish the 2023/24 Premier League season in 13th place, but at least the team had a recognisable style.

If the Portuguese manager does get the players he needs, perhaps Fulham might make a breakthrough into the Premier League’s top 10 next season.

During the previous transfer windows, Fulham managed to sign the likes of Adama Traore and Mexican veteran Raul Jimenez. The two definitely added something to the team’s firepower, but we are sure Silva is looking to boost his squad even more.

Alex Iwobi, Calvin Bassey, and backup shot-stopper Steven Banda were some of the other names Cottagers could afford before the start of the previous season.

In this article, you’ll read a little more about Fulham’s transfer targets during the summer of 2024.

Fulham transfer targets summer 2024

Fulham transfer targets
Current club
Estimated fee

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Kalvin Phillips

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Manchester City

€30m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Trevoh Chalobah

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Chelsea

€25m

🇧🇷 Wessley Gassova

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Corinthians

€10m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Emile Smith Rowe

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Arsenal

€27m

🇵🇹Jota Silva

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Vitoria de Guimaraes

€12m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Eddie Nketiah

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Arsenal

€30m

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Scott McTominay

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Manchester United

€50m

🇧🇷Andre Trindade

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Fluminense

€25m

Kalvin Phillips

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Phillips is a wanted man across England – Photo by Icon Sport

According to the latest rumours, the Cottagers are out on the market searching for a quality defensive midfielder. Is Kalvin Phillips the right man for the job?

The 28-year-old midfielder was sent on loan to West Ham United last season. During his stay with the Hammers, he managed to make only eight appearances for coach David Moyes.

Unloved at the Etihad Stadium, perhaps Phillips might be inclined to accept a deal with Cottagers under the right circumstances.

Signing Phillips is not going to be easy, as the Manchester City player does have a high market price on his head and receives an impressive salary.

Pep Guardiola might sell Phillips, as it doesn’t look like he is needed at the Etihad Stadium, which does give Fulham’s fans hope.

Trevoh Chalobah

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Is Chalobah looking for a way out? – Photo by Icon Sport

The 2023/24 Premier League campaign was Trevoh Chalobah’s third one with Chelsea. However, he made only 13 appearances, scoring once last year.

It seems that the 24-year-old defender doesn’t have a secure place in the team, so he might also be looking for a way out.

Chalobah would be a perfect fit for Fulham, as the team did show signs of weakness at the back during last season.

However, Chelsea will demand as much as £25m for Chalobah’s services, which might be a bit too much for Cottagers’ financial capabilities.

If coach Silva wants to be competitive during the 2024/25 Premier League season, he’d have to splash out on transfers. Signing  Chalobah would be a huge move for Fulham, as they desperately need more class at the back.

Wessley Gassova

The 19-year-old Gassova is one for the future! The Brazilian wonderkid definitely has a bright future ahead of him, as he is showing great promise right now.

Currently, playing for Brazil’s Corinthians, Wessley is a firm starter for his club. With 10 appearances since the start of the campaign, he managed to score only once, but his overall contribution to the build-up phase of the attacks is impressive.

Gassova does have a £10m price tag on his head, but it goes without saying that Corinthians will want more for their star player, which might put his transfer to Fulham in jeopardy.

Emile Smith Rowe

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Smith Rowe isn't featured in Arteta's plans- Photo by Icon Sport

It seems that the Gunners aren’t going to count on Emile Smith Rowe anymore. He ‘enjoyed’ only 13 appearances during the 2023/24 Premier League campaign, during which his only contribution was one assist.

Surely, Smith Rowe has the quality to make it in the Premier League. However, the Arsenal’s boss’ hands are tied, as the Gunners’ midfield is packed with world-class footballers such as Declan Rice, Martin Odegaard, and Kai Havertz.

The highlight of his professional career was the 2021/22 season. During, he made a massive 33 appearances for Arsenal, scoring 10 goals and providing teammates with three assists.

Apparently, the Gunners are trying to cool off Fulham’s ambitions of signing young Rowe. Arsenal they’ll agree to £25m to commission a sale for their star player. This staggering price might put the deal on hold for a while. At least until Arsenal can sign a decent replacement.

However, Fulham do still have the financial power to finance Rowe’s transfer by agreeing on the Gunners’ terms. After all, Palhinha is no longer a part of the club, as he is joining Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich on a five-year plan. £25m for 23-year-old Rowe is nothing in comparison to the massive £43.1 that the Cottagers are reportedly going to receive for their star player.

Jota Silva

Amidst the top Fulham transfer rumours, we have Jota Silva’s name popping up. Cottagers have been scanning the market for a quality winger for a while now, and it seems he fits the bill perfectly.

Coach Marco Silva is undoubtedly looking into the Portuguese domestic league, as he is perfectly aware of the talent that can be found there. Jota Silva is a great example of that.

Currently playing for Vitoria de Guimaraes, Jota Silva is surely after a move to a bigger club. At the age of 24, it’s a now-or-never situation for the Portuguese winger, as he is not getting any younger. If he wants to compete at the highest level imaginable, he’d have no other option but to accept Fulham’s offer, should one arrive.

The Cottagers will have to pay the Portuguese club a €12m fee for his signature, but that’s not a sum that can easily frighten the Premier League side.

Eddie Nketiah

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Comfortable at Emirates, but for how long? – Photo by Icon Sport

Is Eddie Nketiah another Arsenal player headed toward the exit? Seeing as Fulham have shown an interest in the up-and-coming striker, we just might see Arteta reluctantly let go of one of his favourite players.

Cottagers have prepared a massive £30m bid for Nketiah’s services, making the 25-year-old striker one of the key Fulham transfer targets in the summer of 2024.

We aren’t sure if Nketiah himself will be too happy to join a less renowned club, which Fulham undoubtedly are compared to Arsenal. Especially after you take into account the fact that Arteta used him in 27 Premier League games last season.

Scott McTominay

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Scotland's McTominay is on the Cottagers' list – Photo by Icon Sport

Fulham are showing a surprisingly high interest in Manchester United midfielder McTominay this summer, rumours claim. We are sure coach Silva is more than eager to fill in the Palhinha-shamed hole in the centre of the park somehow. McTominay, apparently, seems to fit the bill perfectly.

Joao Palhinha’s move to Allianz Stadium is a done deal, as the 28-year-old is joining the Bavarian giants on a massive £47.4m deal. Seeing as the Cottagers’ treasury received a massive boost, we are convinced that mission ‘Scott McTominay’ is not impossible for coach Silva. Yes, the Red Devils will likely demand at least £40m for their star defensive midfielder.

Seeing as cash won’t be the issue for the Cottagers, it will all come down to whether or not McTominay is ready to abandon Old Trafford. He’s not getting too big of a competition currently, as 32-year-old Casemiro isn’t capable of stealing his thunder. If Fulham really want to sign McTominay, they’ll have to give him an offer he simply can’t refuse.

Andre Trindade

Trindade FUlham Transfer
Some Brazilian magic could come in handy. – Photo by Icon Sport

At the age of 23, it’s about time Trindade makes the next big step. Escaping his comfort zone and joining one of the EU’s finest is the best thing for the Brazilian midfielder if he wants to step up his game and potentially reserve a spot among the starters for the Brazilian national team.

At this very moment, Trindade is still a Fluminense player. He has been since 2020. He defended the team’s colours for five seasons now, and it’s surely time for him to bid farewell.

Fulham transfer rumours have it that the Cottagers have not only expressed a desire to sign the 23-year-old midfielder, but they have also sent the Brazilian club an irresistible offer. Apparently, Fulham are trying to snap Trindade on a five-year deal via a massive €25m bid for his services. In addition, the English team’s men in charge have sweetened the pot with bonuses. We will find soon enough if the Brazilian side will accept Fulham’s offer.


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.