Fulham boss Martin Jol has ruled out a move for Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun - but striker Romelu Lukaku remains on his radar.
The Israel international is surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge and has been linked with a switch to Craven Cottage.
Jol told the Chronicle earlier this week that he is still in the market for a central midfielder following the departure of skipper Danny Murphy to Blackburn Rovers, and has reportedly sounded out their neighbours about Benayoun's situation with a view to a possible loan move.
However, the 32-year-old is not believed to be among Jol's list of targets as he shapes his squad for the new campaign.
But the Chronicle understands the Dutchman remains interested in Benayoun's Blues team-mate Lukaku.
The young Belgian forward failed to make an impact in SW6 last season and is keen to go on loan to get regular football.
Jol said: "We're still looking to strengthen because we lost three strikers; Bobby [Zamora] in January and Andy [Johnson] and [Pavel] Pogrebnyak.
"We've got [Hugo] Rodallega and [Mladen] Petric and maybe we're still on the lookout for another one."