Last Updated: Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:45
Fulham have been mentioned as the mystery club which failed with an £8million bid to sign Udinese's Czech Republic striker Matej Vydra.
The 21-year-old, whose 22 goals on loan at Championship side Watford last season saw him pick up the division's Player of the Year award, had looked set to stay at Vicarage Road next term to try and help the side win promotion to the Premier League following their play-off final defeat to Crystal Palace last month.
However, several Premier League clubs, including the Cottagers, have been heavily linked with a permanent swoop for Vydra.
His agent Ondrej Chovanec has now confirmed that a bid from one such club was snubbed by his parent side, Italian Serie A outfit Udinese, last week.
Udinese's owner Giampaolo Pozzo, who also owns the Hornets, recently stated that Vydra would stay at Watford to help mount another promotion push.
Covanec, though, insists that the player is looking to play in a 'top league' next season.
He said: "He has a two year contract with Udinese Calcio and there is not yet a decision regarding where he will play next season. He does wish to play in a top league."
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