Everton are in the market for a new striker this summer, and they are taking a keen interest in signing Aleksandar Mitrovic from Fulham, according to Sky Sports.
However, a recent report claims that the Serbian forward appears to be content to leave his future in the hands of Fulham — which is discouraging news for the Merseyside club.
The Daily Star reported that Mitrovic is not itching to depart Craven Cottage this summer despite the club’s relegation and he will not attempt to force a move away from southwest London.
The 24-year-old was Fulham’s top striker in their disappointing season, netting 11 goals while leading the line in a side devoid of confidence and positivity.
Mitrovic was the club’s leading goal threat and performed admirably considering the amount of pressure on him, and his double-digit goal tally deserves to be lauded.
Given his strengths in the Premier League, many expected him to position himself for a summer transfer, as the Serbian international is a proven top-flight player.
But despite his qualities, it appears the Fulham forward is committed to the cause and will stay in SW6 if the club wants to keep him.
With Mitrovic leading the line in the Championship, the Whites will be hard to beat and they will be unlikely to sell their prized asset if he is happy to remain at the club.
Meanwhile, Everton will be disappointed by the news that Mitrovic is not forcing a move ahead of the new season and may instead turn their attention elsewhere.