Very much forgotten at Watford, Stefano Okaka could be on the verge of bouncing back in the Premier League thanks to Claudio Ranieri.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the newly appointed Fulham manager is a big fan of what the Italy international has to offer, likely to provide Aleksandar Mitrovic with some competition up top.

Despite featuring for the first time in a while a couple of weeks ago for the Hornets, coming on for a 13 minute cameo against Newcastle, Okaka has ‘no intention’ of remaining at Vicarage Road.

As for Fulham, the idea here could be to acquire the 29-year-old on loan with a view to buy at the end of the season, with Ranieri ‘very interested’ in the player, knowing him from their time at Roma together.

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Bought for £5.4m from Anderlecht in 2016, the Cottagers’ alleged target has never managed to fully break through at Watford, regardless of who has been in charge.

Playing just 38 minutes of professional football so far this season, Okaka started just three Premier League games last season, more often than not coming off the bench.

If a chance of reviving his career comes along, he should take it.