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Fulham set to pay £20 million for Newcastle striker

Newly promoted Fulham are expecting to be able to complete the signing of Newcastle United and Serbia striker Aleksandar Mitrovic when he returns from holiday following his country’s World cup exit.

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Mitrovic has been in Russia as part of the Serbia squad as they headed out of the World Cup at the group stages following a defeat in the hands of Brazil. With the striker’s time at the 2018 tournament now over, it seems as though he will be dealing with some paperwork as he looks to move away from the North East of England, with London being his destination.

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It has been reported by Telegraph Sport (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/07/03/fulham-closing-20m-signing-aleksandar-mitrovic/) that Slavisa Jokanovic’s Fulham side believe they have a fee that has been agreed upon in principle with Newcastle United. with details on the final fee and wages still to be discussed with either the club or with Mitrovic himself.

It seems as though this deal will be completed before the end of the month, with Fulham set to break their transfer record which previously stood at £12.4 million when they splashed their cash on Greek international and then Olympiacos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou. Newcastle have stated they want a minimum of £20 million for the 23-year-old, and Fulham are willing to pay such a fee.

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The striker spent time at Fulham last season, when he left St James’ Park for a loan spell at Craven Cottage in January of 2018. In this time, Mitrovic scored 12 goals in just 17 games which helped guide Fulham to promotion to the Premier League via a play off final win against Aston Villa.

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