Ranieri: Fulham need new signings to avoid relegation

Claudio Ranieri has urged Fulham to invest in bringing in new players for this month’s transfer window in order to boost their Premier League survival hopes

Since taking charge in November, Ranieri’s only won two of his 10 games in the Fulham dugout with the club four points adrift of safety in 19th in the league table.

And the Italian concedes that Fulham owner Shahid Khan will likely have to spend quite a bit this month if they are to avoid relegation.

“I think we have to bring somebody in to survive,” said Ranieri, according to Sky Sports.

“I think it will be a very good boost for all my players.”

AS Roma’s Gregoire Defrel and Bournemouth’s Lys Mousset have been linked with moves to Craven Cottage to boost Fulham’s frontline.

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The Cottagers have only found the net 19 times in their 21 games, which gives them the second-worst scoring tally in the league along with Cardiff City and Crystal Palace.

“We are looking in every direction, we will see what happens,” added Ranieri.

“The transfer market is open. We are ready to take something that can help Fulham.

“But I won’t speak about names, I’m sorry.”

Fulham’s season reached a new low-point last Sunday by losing to English fourth division side Oldham in the third round of the FA Cup.