Jol steps up striker search

by Setanta Staff , 13 August 2012

Martin Jol has been linked with Bolton striker David N'Gog and Peterborough's Paul Taylor as he bids to bolster Fulham's forward line.

The Cottagers chief has drafted in Hugo Rodallega and Mladen Petric so far this summer to counter the loss of Andrew Johnson to QPR on a Bosman and Pavel Pogrebnyak, who opted to join Reading despite a successful six-month loan spell at Craven Cottage last season.

However, as Bobby Zamora left for QPR in January and Clint Dempsey continues to be linked with a move away, Jol is still looking to reinforce his attack.

The Dutchman was linked with an £8million bid for Celtic hitman Gary Hooper last week, but he has been given short shrift from the Hoops so is switching his sights elsewhere.

It is thought that N'Gog, who endured a disappointing 12 months with Bolton following his move from Liverpool last summer, is one possible target.

The 23-year-old scored three goals in 33 appearances at the Reebok Stadium, but Jol could be set to take a gamble and snap him up for the Cottagers.

Meanwhile, 25-year-old Taylor, who scored 12 goals in his debut season in the Championship for Posh last season, is another possible target after he was placed on the transfer list following his decision to snub a new contract at London Road.

Posh boss Darren Ferguson revealed last week that he has already snubbed one offer from a mystery top-flight club, while Everton have also been linked.

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