FULHAM have slapped a remarkable £20million price tag on Scotland new boy Tom Cairney.
Gordon Strachan handed the 26-year-old his first international cap in the 1-1 draw against Canada in the friendly at Easter Road last week.
However, he was left out for the 1-0 win over Slovenia in the World Cup qualifier on Sunday night.
Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez made an enquiry for Cairney in the January transfer window, but was given no encouragement by the Craven Cottage outfit.
Now the London side’s gaffer Slavisa Jokanovic is determined to hold onto the player who has made such an impact while performing alongside former Celt Stefan Johansen, a £1.2million summer purchase.
A source said: “Fulham have big ambitions for the future and they see Cairney as a key component in their bid to reach the Premier League.
“They will not accept a cut-price fee for their player, that’s for sure.
“Cairney and Johansen are two of the best midfield double-acts in the Championship.”