New Fulham manager Claudio Ranieri is reportedly keen on a reunion with Watford striker Stefano Okaka.

The Watford Observer report that Ranieri worked with Okaka in the early stages of his career at Roma.

The 29-year-old has found himself out of favour at Vicarage Road this season after returning from a spell on the sidelines due to injury.

The Italian has made just one Premier League appearance for the Hornets this term, coming on as a substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Newcastle United earlier this month.

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Okaka moved to England two summers ago from Anderlecht, where he scored 15 goals in one season.

Fulham are in need of attacking reinforcements having only scored 11 goals in the opening 12 matches of the campaign.

Aleksandar Mitrovic and Andre Schurrle have contributed five and four of those goals respectively, whilst Jean Michel Seri and Ryan Sessegnon provided the others.

They find themselves four points from safety at the bottom of the table, forcing owner Shahid Khan to sack Slavisa Jokanovic and install Ranieri last week.

Okaka is behind club captain Tory Deeney, Andre Gray and Isaac Success in Javi Gracia’s pecking order, and may be available on loan in January.

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