Fulham join chase for Bamba Dieng

Graeme Bailey
Bamba Dieng is a wanted man
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Fulham have joined the race to sign Marseille forward Bamba Dieng, 90min understands.

90min revealed earlier this month how the chase for Dieng was developing with a host of clubs looking to land the Senegal star.

Scottish champions Celtic are also keen, but Fulham are now pressing in order to see what it will take to finalise a deal.

The Cottagers need to bolster their attacking options this summer having lost new signing Manor Solomon to a long-term injury. Former Chelsea star Willian has also been linked after his departure from Corinthians, while they are also in talks with Roma for Justin Kluivert.

Sources have confirmed to 90min that a deal worth around £15m is what will be required to land Dieng - who enjoyed an excellent campaign last term scoring seven goals. Dieng is available after becoming a casualty of the new Igor Tudor regime, which the manager deciding they can allow the 22-year-old to leave the club.

Marseille have already spent big this summer bolstering their attacking options with Luis Suarez and Alexis Sanchez arriving at the Stade Velodrome.