Fulham striker Bobby Zamora is set to to be the subject of a two-way battle for his services with reports indicating that Arsenal and Aston Villa are keen to secure his signature in January.
Zamora’s future at Craven Cottage has been the subject of intense debate for a number of months with speculation suggesting a fall out with manager Martin Jol had apparently sealed his exit from the club. That has caused Arsenal and Aston Villa to step up their interests in the England striker as they both strive to bolster their attacking options.
Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is a long-time admirer of Zamora and is reportedly eager to bring the 30-year-old to the Emirates Stadium to help ease the goal scoring burden on Robin Van Persie’s shoulders. With Marouane Chamakh heading for the Arsenal exit and Thierry Henry joining on a short-term deal the Frenchman is desperate to bring in an experience Premier League striker.
Alex McLeish is also looking at the possibility of bringing the former West Ham man to the Midlands in the event that Darren Bent leaves to join Liverpool. Despite also having Gabriel Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey at his disposal the Villa Park chief feels his side needs more competition up front and would like Zamora to become a potential partner for Bent.
Whether Fulham are prepared to sell the striker is unknown but it’s though both clubs are reportedly putting together packages that they hope will tempt the Cottagers into letting Zamora leave.