Dulwich Hamlet’s home game against Folkestone Invicta could turn into a bidding auction for Reise Allassani.
The former Crystal Palace youngster notched a hat-trick in the Bostik League Premier Division leaders’ 4-0 victory over Kingstonian on New Year’s Day – taking his haul to 17 goals in 15 matches.
And Hamlet manager Gavin Rose says that there have been two formal bids for Allassani and that a clutch of other clubs are set to make their move this weekend.
“Seven or eight clubs have made it firm interest and there are three coming down on Saturday to basically bid. I don’t know how we are going to manage that one.
“We expect to receive more offers.
“His scoring return is unbelievable. He’s getting stronger and getting more confident. He’s still learning, believe it or not. There is a lot of growth in Reise and we believe that is going to be at a higher level. For the time being he is here and we can enjoy what he is doing.
“At the moment you don’t really want to sell Reise for any other reason than it to be to better himself. But in the back of our heads we know we may need to sell him – even if it is for a small fee – to make sure we can honour the boys’ wages.
“It is a good situation to be in. We can sell a player to further his career and help us out in the short term.”
Dulwich moved back to the top of the table after their emphatic success over Kingstonian with Nana Boakye-Yiadom rounding off the scoring a minute before the end of time in front of a healthy 1,516 crowd at Champion Hill.
Defender Michael Chambers could be set to return from injury for the visit of Folkestone. Gavin Tomlin (broken leg) and Dumebi Dumaka (knee cyst) are the only first-teamers unavailable to Rose.
“Gavin is making steady progress and may be about eight weeks from training or playing,” said the Hamlet boss. “He is recovering quicker than expected.
“Myself and Junior [Kadi, assistant manager] will start looking at any players we need to bring in or any lads that need to go out on loan, because it is a crucial part of the season where you want to keep everyone at it.”