Fulham closing in on midfielder signing as target heads to Leeds United

Latest news on the transfer front involving Fulham as they prepare for the deadline

Fulham are reportedly edging closer to the signing of Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic. The Cottagers are looking to tie up a deal for the Serbia international before the end of the January transfer window on Tuesday evening.

According to reporter Fabrizio Romano on Twitter (see tweet below), they are now ‘closing’ in on his signature. The transfer fee is said to be €10million and he is expected to fly to London to seal the deal.

Lukic, 26, has been on the books at Torino since 2016 and has made 162 appearances in all competitions, chipping in with 14 goals. Fulham have been in the hunt for midfield reinforcements and will see him as someone to add more competition and depth to their options in the middle of the park.

He isn’t the only player that they have looked at in that position. The Daily Mail claim Marco Silva’s side along with Nottingham Forest have looked at Juventus and USA ace Weston McKennie. However, he is heading to fellow Premier League side Leeds United instead.

In other news, Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has had his say on Fulham’s pursuit of Sander Berge. He has told the Sheffield Star: “The club could be discussing a fee for him and he might want to stay. We’re under an embargo and one way to get out of that is to sell. I don’t want that.”