Fulham prepared to cash in on Carlos Vinicius this summer

Vinicius is not in the first-team picture at Fulham (Getty Images)
Vinicius is not in the first-team picture at Fulham (Getty Images)

Fulham will listen to summer offers for Carlos Vinicius as they consider cashing in on the striker with a year left on his contract.

The Brazilian, 29, has scored two goals in 11 appearances for Galatasaray since joining the Turkish champions on loan in January.

Vinicius scored Fulham’s winner against Luton in September and was on the scoresheet in December’s 5-0 win over West Ham, but Marco Silva’s pecking order up front has evolved during the season and he was permitted to leave on loan.

Since then, Vinicius’s chances of re-establishing himself at Fulham have taken a further hit as Rodrigo Muniz has scored eight goals in his last 11 games and was named Premier League player of the month for March.

Meanwhile, Raul Jimenez is Silva’s preferred understudy to Muniz and England Under-21s striker Jay Stansfield is scoring regularly on loan at Birmingham in the Championship.

Fulham, who host title-chasing Liverpool at Craven Cottage on Sunday, are braced for summer bids for Vinicius, who joined from Benfica in 2022 on a three-year deal with Fulham retaining an option to extend it by a further year.

Silva’s side are 12th in the Premier League and just two points off Brighton in 10th, the position they finished as a newly promoted side last season.