Fulham are readying a deadline-day move for Bournemouth striker Josh King, Football Insider understands.

The Norway international, 29, remains a Cherries player despite widespread interest from Premier League clubs in the last two windows.

A Fulham source has told Football Insider that manager Scott Parker has sanctioned a last-day swoop for King as he looks to strengthen his side’s attacking options.


The Cottagers have scored just 17 goals from their 20 Premier League matches this season and are seven points off safety after Brighton’s Sunday-night win against Tottenham.

King is available for transfer after rejecting multiple new Bournemouth contract offers ahead of his deal expiring in the summer.

He has made it clear he is willing to stay put rather than being forced out on the last day of the window.

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It remains to be seen if he would be interested in joining Fulham with their top-flight future up in the air.

King has also attracted strong interest as well as bids from more established clubs in the past two windows from West Ham, Aston Villa, Newcastle United, West Brom and Everton among others.

This site broke the news last week that Burnley have set their sights on the forward and a potential part-exchange deal involving Matej Vydra has been mooted.

Bournemouth are willing to listen to offers for King this month rather than lose him on a free when his contract expires in the summer.

The Hammers had been favourite to land the Norway international, who recently turned 29, in this window before a surprise U-turn from their manager that was revealed by Football Insider last week.

King has failed to score this season in 12 Championship games, with his only goals coming in the FA Cup against League Two duo Oldham Athletic and Crawley Town.

In other news, Rangers pre-contract target Nnamdi Ofoborh is being lined up for a deadline-day loan move by Bournemouth.