Fulham step up transfer push with Pereira and Solomon deals close

The Cottagers have agreed on a £9million fee for midfielder Pereira with a further £3m payable in add-ons.

Brazilian giants Flamengo wanted to sign the 26-year-old after his loan spell last season but Fulham are set to win the race for his signature.

Solomon, meanwhile, has arrived in London to conduct his medical ahead of signing on a season-long loan deal.

It’s unclear at this stage whether an option to buy the player has been included in the agreement with Ukrainian side Shakhtar.

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The 22-year-old Israel international has been in talks with Fulham for months but they’ve struggled to close the deal due to changing FIFA regulations relating to the war in Ukraine.

Fulham manager Marco Silva was reportedly growing frustrated with a lack of transfer activity but now sees Fulham close to three new signings ahead of their return to the Premier League.

It comes after the deal for defensive midfielder Joao Palhinha, who joined Fulham from Sporting in a £20m move on Monday morning.

Andreas Pereira will join Fulham from Manchester United in a deal worth a potential £13m

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Fulham will continue to target more signings with co-owner Tony Khan working with CEO Alistair Macintosh and Silva on their next moves.

Liverpool have turned down several of Fulham’s approaches to sign right-back Neco Williams on a permanent deal after having him on loan in the Championship last season

Arsenal’s Bernd Leno continues to be a goalkeeping target, with further deals in the pipeline and the ambition to build a team to survive relegation communicated to Silva.

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