Fenerbahce winger Bright Osayi-Samuel is attracting the interest of new Fulham manager Marco Silva after failing to settle in Turkey following his move from English Championship club QPR (Queens Park Rangers). The Cottagers interest in former QPR player Osayi-Samuel was confirmed by Nigerian publication Today.


Fulham have a new manager in ex-Watford and Everton boss Silva who was appointed as the replacement for Scott Parker when the club suffered Premier League demotion last term. Fulham brought in Silva to replace Parker after he left the club for fellow Championship team Bournemouth.

Silva wants to sign Nigerian-born winger Osayi-Samuel for Fulham after he struggled to adapt to a new league. Osayi-Samuel failed to take advantage of a big move to the Turkish Super League. He had joined Fenerbahce from QPR in January. Scottish teams namely champions Rangers and Celtic were interested in the winger before he moved from QPR to Fenerbahceat the start of the year and they are still keen on signing him during this summer’s transfer window.

In a related development, the English Championship duo of Blackburn Rovers and QPR are interested in signing Fulham midfielder Stefan Johansen who impressed while he was on loan away from his West London club last season.

Johansen impressed QPR officials during his loan spell with the club last season and they are waiting to hear from the Cottagers if they can sign the midfielder permanently. Fulham have a new management led by the aforementioned Silva and the fate of QPR in the quest to sign Johansen on a permanent deal might be dependent on the new manager.

Lancashire Telegraph says that Blackburn Rovers are also interested in Johansen despite their transfer embargo. It was revealed that the former Premier League champions are keen to sign him this summer. Johansen has one year to run on his existing deal with Fulham.

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