Liverpool in new fight for Dutch international target

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Liverpool have been joined by Fulham in the race to sign Dutch international Ricky van Wolfswinkel.

The 21-year-old FC Utrecht forward was linked with a string of Premier League clubs as the summer transfer window drew to a close, with Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson thought to be favourite for the player's signature at the time.

A move never materialised however, and Van Wolfswinkel has got back to business for the Eredivisie club with 12 goals in nine appearances so far this season.

Tottenham Hotspur and Everton are also thought to be keen on the youngster's signature, but The People name Fulham as Liverpool's newest rivals for the striker's signature.

Van Wolfswinkel started his career with Vitesse in 2007, making 33 appearances for the club before making a Dutch free transfer switch to his current home at the Stadion Galgenwaard.

His impressive form for Utrecht has led to international recognition, with a debut coming for Holland last month in the friendly against Ukraine.

Liverpool were reportedly preparing an £8 million deadline day move for the player, but decided against it as the Reds pursued other potential striker options as partner to Fernando Torres at Anfield.

The Merseysiders could yet be haunted by the decision, with Van Wolfswinkel's Utrecht side drawn against Liverpool in the Europa League this season.

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