Fulham are set to revisit their interest in signing Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay during the January transfer window.
Fulham explored a deal to sign McTominay on deadline day after agreeing a deal to sell Joao Palhinha to Bayern Munich, but the Cottagers pulled the plug on Palhinha’s exit after failing to find a suitable replacement.
Bayern Munich are ready to return in the winter window to sign Palhinha and Fulham will again assess potential replacements. Palhinha’s brother and agent, Goncalo, said that the midfielder’s move to Bayern is ‘just postponed’.
“They didn’t kill the dream, they just postponed it,” he said. “Very proud of my brother and the player I represent. Words of appreciation, recognition and thanks to the entire Bayern structure. The affection for the club in our family will remain forever even though my brother didn’t sign.”
According to the Evening Standard, McTominay remains on Fulham’s radar with the Scotland international having struggled for regular first-team football under Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
McTominay made just 10 Premier League starts last season and has featured for just seven minutes across the Red Devils’ opening four games of the new campaign.
The summer signings of Mason Mount and Sofyan Amrabat have increased competition for a place and the 26-year-old is expected to be available in the January window.
Fulham will also consider Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg as a replacement for Palhinha, having held discussions regarding the Denmark international with Tottenham on deadline day.