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Transfer rumour - striker Andre-Pierre Gignac (5)

last updated Friday 30th December 2011, 4:23 PM

Fulham link André-Pierre Gignac
André-Pierre Gignac
André-Pierre Gignac
Pos. Striker
DOB 5/12/1985
POB France
Hgt 6.02
Club Marseille
Despite his injury and questionable status at Olympique de Marseille, France international Andre-Pierre Gignac is still on the radar of English Premier League side Fulham FC who sent a scout to the Rhone province to keep a lookout for the former Toulouse man.

Injured and out for several weeks until the end of January 2012, helpless Olympique de Marseille striker Andre-Pierre Gignac is currently taking advantage of an extended vacation by spending quality time with his family in Megeve.

However, several hundred miles away, the striker is getting keen glances from a London-based club in Fulham FC.

Reports in French media suggest that the Frenchman is being followed by the Cottagers who have already sent a representative to Rhone in order to negotiate terms of loan for the remainder of the season.

The Frenchman was on the verge of signing with Fulham FC in the summer transfer window. However, at the last moment, the forward was called back by his parent club as Les Phoceens had failed to find a replacement for Gignac.

Despite this, Fulham have once again reinvigorated their interest in the player and are reportedly getting back to work in order to secure a move for the player for the remainder of the Premier League campaign.

Reports claim that a meeting between the club management and the representative of Fulham could be held tonight in order to discuss in detail the financial outlines of the loan move. It has been suggested that the Cottagers would sign the player on a six-month loan deal with an option of buying him for 7 million Euros - an amount that could increase by 3 million Euros if the performance requirements are met.

Andre-Pierre Gignac has already paid a viAsit to the Cottagers and has visited the facilities. Furthermore, the France international is unlikely to refuse a move away from a club where he has seen a torrid side of a footballer's life since signing for the club in the summer of 2010.

Moreover, Gignac's departure from the Stade Velodrome would also see Marseille's wage bill reduced considerably and would make an extra slot in the squad that will give coach Didier Deschamps space for bringing a striker or a midfielder in January 2012.

Source Lucien Lefevre at Bettor
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