Fulham hopeful of agreeing £20m deal for Alex Iwobi

Fulham hopeful of agreeing £20m deal for Alex Iwobi as they look to bolster attacking ranks following Aleksandar Mitrovic’s exit

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Fulham are closing on agreement with Everton over a £20million deal for midfielder Alex Iwobi.

Talks were ongoing on Wednesday night over a fee which will involve further add ons for the 27-year-old who has one year left on his contract.

The Nigeria international joined Everton from Arsenal when Marco Silva was manager at Goodison in 2019. He cost an initial £28m with the deal geared to rise to £34m with add-ons.

Although he struggled to win over Everton supporters at first, he has become a versatile and dependable figure during recent seasons of struggle and fighting relegation.

Everton would be reluctant to lose him, but extra sales give them room for manoeuvre in the final hours of the window as they look to bolster their attack and defence.

Fulham are hopeful of agreeing a deal for Everton man Alex Iwobi before Friday’s deadline

Talks have been ongoing between the two sides over a deal worth £20million plus add-ons

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It’s possible however that Sean Dyche, who has strengthened on the flanks with new summer signings Arnaut Danjuma and Jack Harrison, may feel Iwobi is now surplus to requirements and sanction a move.

Everton sit bottom of the Premier League table after three matches and have a crucial early relegation battle with newly-promoted side Sheffield United this weekend.

Fulham manager Silva meanwhile has been calling for extra support in bolstering his squad after losing Aleksandar Mitrovic while Bayern Munich are trying to prise away £70m-rated midfielder Joao Palhinha.

They have agreed a deal with Sevilla for Lucas Ocampos but are waiting for the player to give his approval while they have also added Swansea goalkeeper Steven Benda.


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