Cottagers open talks with Newcastle over striker
By Lyall Thomas & Keith Downie
Last Updated: 04/07/18 12:55pm
Fulham are in talks with Newcastle to sign Aleksandar Mitrovic and are confident of concluding a deal for the striker, Sky Sports News understands.
The Magpies are prepared to sell the Serbia international, who helped fire the Whites into the Premier League during an explosive loan spell last season, but want upwards of £20m for his transfer.
Crystal Palace have also shown an interest in Mitrovic but the player is understood to want to continue his successful spell at Craven Cottage and Fulham are not concerned about rival bids at this stage.
Mitrovic enjoys a good relationship with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic – a fellow Serb – and scored 12 Championship goals after joining the club on loan just before the winter transfer window closed.
Newcastle, meanwhile, are interested in replacing Mitrovic with Nice striker Alessane Plea – also a name on Fulham and Tottenham’s lists – but face competition from West Ham.
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