The 16 million target isn't keen on Fulham's move, and Cottagers have had their proposal rejected

The 16 million target isn't keen on Fulham's move, and Cottagers have had their proposal rejected ...

With Estadio Deportivo reporting that Alex Moreno, the Premier League target, is happy at Real Betis.

The thrill of English football is evidently alive and well.

Joao Palhinha is departing from Champions League football in order to face Fulham in a fresh challenge, which might put his place in Portugal's World Cup preparations in jeopardy.

Will one of Europe's most ruthless left-backs do something similar? No, really.

According to reports from Spain today, Alex Moreno does not seem to be particularly interested in a change of scenery.

Moreno is happy and content with his position at the Estadio Benito Villamarin, while he will follow the rules regarding any transfers that come his way. Betis will not allow him to join a Fulham side with great ambitions and huge pockets.

Manuel Pellegrinis' side qualified for Europe while securing their first silver medal in over two decades, defeating Valencia in the Copa del Rey final.

The Cottagers made an 8 million bid for Moreno in the last month. Real Betis want a double. Fulham understandably have reservations about paying an eight-figure sum for a player who will be turning 30 in the next 12 months. That may be why the Cottagers seem to be focusing on August's opening day match against Liverpool.

Fulham have also discussed with Javi Galan, another La Liga leftie. However, like Moreno, he is content in his current position and appears not to be ready to leave Celta Vigo.

Luca Pellegrini is in no position to take on the challenge of the Juventus Azzetta dello Sport.

Pellegrini is younger than Moreno and cheaper too. Juve will reportedly accept bids in the region of 12 million.

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