The Pakistani-American billionaire owner Shahid Khan plans to tempt Bruce away from Hull with a bumper contract to guide Fulham back into the Premier League. Khan, owner of American NFL side Jacksonville Jaguars, is one of the world’s wealthiest businessmen with a net worth of $4.6 billion.
But the Mirror claims Khan could turn his attention to Sam Allardyce if he fails to land Bruce. Sam isn’t due to discuss a new contract until the end of the season but has said to be relaxed about his future at West Ham.
The Fulham job is thought to be worth a £3m-a-year deal, topped up with a £2m promotion bonus. After promotion Fulham would be prepared to pay £4m-a-year plus a further £1m-a-year bonus for keeping them in the Premier League. That kind of money deal would most likely interest Sam and be a deal that West Ham are unlikely to match in future contract negotiations.