Jol coy on new signings
Fulham manager admits interest in Football League striker
Last Updated: January 12, 2012 5:49pm
Martin Jol: Not sure if Fulham will strengthen their squad in the January window
Martin Jol has admitted an interest in a striker from the Football League but refused to confirm his identity and doubts whether Fulham will strengthen their squad this month.
Jol has already insisted that he is happy with the options currently at his disposal and that he would like to hold on to Andrew Johnson and Bobby Zamora.
He has previously confessed to being an admirer of Marseille's Andre-Pierre Gignac, but the Frenchman has recently been sidelined with an injury and may be considered a risky acquisition.
Jol may instead turn his attention to another transfer target, having picked out a mystery player from the lower leagues.
The Dutchman named-checked Bristol City's Nicky Maynard, Doncaster forward Billy Sharp and Jordan Rhodes of Huddersfield last week and will continue to cast a wide net when looking for potential new recruits.
Never say never
"We have got all the strikers and all the good players in all the divisions on our radar," he said.
"There is one striker from the lower leagues [we are interested in] and I don't even want to speculate on that because he is pretty expensive. I don't think there will be a deal there.
"There is one striker from the lower leagues and one player from France, but he is injured and I won't take players that are not fit.
"You can say all the names, but I will not take players that are not fit.
"Of course something could happen, never say never, but at the moment there is not a lot of movement."
Asked whether the player of interest was one of the aforementioned trio, he added: "I will always be respectful so it could be."