FULHAM are confident of keeping Aleksandar Mitrovic for their Championship promotion campaign next season.
The Serbian striker has attracted interest from Premier League clubs after hitting double-figures this season – but the Cottagers want to resist cashing in.
Fulham are confident they can keep hitman Aleksandar Mitrovic next season[/caption]
But there is hope the 24-year-old will STAY at the club for a second go at reaching the top-flight, following his loan from Newcastle last season when he played his part in play-off glory.
Mitrovic has settled well in London despite relegation this season, with his ten-goal return coming despite his team struggling under Slavisa Jokanovic and Claudio Ranieri.
And his £22million deal came with a five-year deal that runs until 2023, meaning there is no pressure to sell.
Tottenham, Leicester, West Ham and Everton were among the clubs keeping track on his situation as they look for a No9.
Meanwhile, the Cottagers are considering a move for Steve Clarke to take over in the summer.
The Scot, 55, has impressed in Scotland where he has lead Kilmarnock to third in the Premiership.
Scott Parker has been in charge as caretaker since Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal but ALL options will considered at Craven Cottage.
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Parker has not won in five despite an improvement in performances.
Clarke’s spell at Kilmarnock came after a year out of the game following spells at West Brom, Reading and Aston Villa.
And his experience in the top-flight and Championship has put him among those in the frame for Fulham’s attempt at bouncing back.