Fulham 'closing in' on signing of Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu

Fulham ‘closing in’ on signing of Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu while Premier League new boys are ‘confident’ of completing deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno

  • Fulham have stepped up their pursuit of Wolfsburg defender Kevin Mbabu
  • Swiss International is looking for a new challenge after three years in Germany 
  • Fulham are confident of landing Andreas Periera and Bernd Leno to their squad

Fulham have moved a step closer to completing the signing of long-term target Kevin Mbabu from Bundesliga side Wolfsburg in a deal worth £5million.

According to the Evening Standard, the Cottagers are at an advanced stage in negotiations over the Switzerland international with personal terms not expected to be an issue.

The 27-year-old is entering the final year of his contract and is believed to be in search of a new challenge after joining Wolfsburg from Swiss side Young Boys in 2019.

Fulham have been admirers of Mbabu for some time and look likely to land the 27-year-old

Fulham have been tracking the attacking full-back for some time and it appears that Marco Silva is inching closer to landing his man as the club step up their pre-season preparations in Portugal this week.

Mbabu is no stranger to English football after a four-year spell with Newcastle United between 2013 and 2017.

He signed for the Magpies after a successful trial but injuries and a lack of first-opportunities under boss Steve McClaren resulted in loan spells with Rangers and subsequently Young Boys.

Fulham boss Marco Silva has stepped up his search for reinforcements in the past week

Fulham have signed Joao Palhinha and are confident of more additions over the coming weeks

Fulham have officially announced one deal so far this season after the acquisition of Sporting Lisbon’s Joao Palhinha in a £20m deal.

But more signings are expected through the door in the coming weeks with raids on Arsenal and Manchester United likely.

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Fulham have agreed a £10m fee with United for 26-year-old Brazilian midfielder Andreas Periera while the Premier League new boys are confident of landing Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Israeli winger Manor Solomon is close to sealing a loan move from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk but Fulham are awaiting FIFA ratification before he can join the club’s training camp.




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