Fulham have been linked with a move for AFC Bournemouth striker Lys Mousset when the transfer window opens next month.

According to West London Sport, Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri believes the Cherries forward could help relieve some of the club’s goalscoring issues.

The Cottagers have scored just 16 goals in their 17 Premier League matches to date this season, contributing to their position at the bottom of the table.

Mousset joined Bournemouth in the summer of 2016 from French outfit Le Havre in a deal reportedly worth just under £5.5m.

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Since then the 22-year-old has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular under boss Eddie Howe, who has favoured the partnership of Josh King and Callum Wilson.

In fact, in his two and a half seasons on the South Coast, the Frenchman has made 36 of his 43 top-flight appearances from the substitutes bench and has scored just two goals.

Aleksandar Mitrovic has been Fulham’s main attacking force this campaign, netting seven times in league competition, with Andre Schurrle trailing closely behind on five and Aboubakar Kamara having two.

It remains to be seen whether Ranieri will recruit the striker on a temporary or permanent basis.

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