Fulham chasing deal for Boro striker Nugent

Fulham want to sign Middlesbrough striker David Nugent during this month’s transfer window.

The 31-year-old is surplus to requirements at Boro, who are close to signing striker Rudy Gestede from Aston Villa.

Leeds United are also interested in Nugent and both permanent and loan deals are potentially negotiable.

Nugent scored eight goals in 40 appearances as Boro were promoted to the Premier League last season, but has only made five appearances this term.

West London Sport revealed last month that Fulham want to sign another striker as well as a winger, a midfielder and a centre-back.