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Ollie Watkins: Fulham join race to sign Brentford striker

Fulham face competition from Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and fellow promoted side West Brom

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Fulham have entered the race to sign Ollie Watkins from Brentford and are in talks with the Championship club over the striker.

Watkins became a target for several Premier League sides after the Bees missed out on promotion to the Premier League, losing in the play-off final to Fulham earlier this month.

The 24-year-old was second in the Championship scoring charts last season, his 25 goals leaving him behind only Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Fulham face competition from Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and fellow promoted side West Brom to sign Watkins, who Brentford value in excess of £25m.

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Image: Callum Wilson is also on Fulham's radar

Scott Parker's side are also interested in signing Bournemouth striker Callum Wilson, who is likely to secure a return to the Premier League following the Cherries' relegation from the top flight.

Brentford's impressive 2019/20 campaign, which saw them narrowly miss out on automatic promotion before suffering play-off heartbreak, has generated interest in several of their key players.

West Brom are interested in signing full-back Rico Henry along with Watkins, while forward Said Benrahma is also attracting attention from Premier League clubs.

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