MARTIN Jol reckons Fulham need as many as SIX new players this summer.
The Whites are virtually guaranteed Premier League safety next season having reached the magical 40-point mark.
Only a minor miracle would see Jol's men plunge into the Championship now but it has been too close for comfort for the Dutch manager.
Jol is keen to avoid a repeat of this season's struggle for survival and already has one eye on the transfer market.
Having seen his side slump to their fifth straight defeat to Liverpool this afternoon, as they stutter towards the finish line, the Fulham boss concedes there is work to be done.
Losing Moussa Dembele and in particular Clint Dempsey (pictured) to Tottenham on transfer deadline day last August has proven costly and Jol wants to bring in replacements during the close-season.
“We need four, five or six players but that’s normal at any club,” said Jol. “We need to strengthen.
“Our home form was always good last year. Last year we could score out of nothing; we had Clint Dempsey to score winners. With Dimitar Berbatov, we gained somebody who could score goals but we lost things in other areas.”
Fulham travel to Swansea next Sunday for their final game of the season.
They may already be mathematically safe before then if Wigan fail to beat Arsenal on Tuesday night.
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