Al-Hilal ‘revive interest in Fulham’s Aleksandar Mitrovic’

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal are reportedly set to renew their interest in Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Al-Hilal have reportedly renewed their interest in signing Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The Saudi Pro League club attempted to prise the Serbian away from Craven Cottage earlier in the summer transfer window.

Fulham turned down a £35m bid from Al-Hilal last month, with the Cottagers looking for a fee in the region of £50m.

Mitrovic, who has three years left to run on his contract, was left frustrated with Fulham’s decision to reject Al-Hilal’s approaches.

After reportedly vowing never to play for Fulham again, the Serbia international returned to training at the end of July.

Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring for Fulham on October 20, 2022© Reuters

Despite featuring as a substitute in Saturday’s win over Everton, Mitrovic still faces an uncertain future at Craven Cottage.

According to The Standard, Al-Hilal are set to renew their interest and submit a fresh offer for the 28-year-old.

Mitrovic still wants to complete a move to Saudi Arabia, having already agreed personal terms on a lucrative deal which would triple his current £120,000 a week wages.

Al-Hilal are seemingly keen to bring in a striker alongside Neymar, who is set to join the Saudi Arabian side from Paris Saint-Germain.

The Brazil international is expected to undergo a medical after Al-Hilal reportedly reached an agreement with PSG over a deal worth up to £86m.

Fulham manager Marco Silva on April 22, 2023© Reuters

Speaking prior to Saturday’s 1-0 victory against Everton, Fulham boss Marco Silva admitted that he could not offer any guarantees over Mitrovic’s future.

Silva told reporters: “He’s a top goalscorer. We helped him and were able to get the most out of him over two seasons, like no one has done before. That is the reality. We all know what Mitrovic was like when we arrived, when the team played in the Premier League when the club was relegated.

“But the market is open and everyone is looking for strikers. If you want to get a good striker, of course, I believe that [clubs will look at] Mitro.

“I cannot guarantee that he is going to be 100% with us until the end of the transfer market because I cannot control the market. I understand the football business and if something happens we have to be ready for it.”

During his five-year stay at Craven Cottage, Mitrovic has scored 111 goals in 206 competitive appearances for the West London side.

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