Mitrovic set to sign for Fulham

Fulham are set to make last season’s loan signing Aleksandar Mitrovic a permanent feature at the club, according to reports.

The striker helped the Cottagers return to the Premier league last season, scoring 12 goals in the Championship after joining in January.

Parent club Newcastle are said to be willing to sell the player, but only for a fee in excess of £20m.

Crystal Palace have also shown an interest in signing Mitrovic but the player is believed to want to stay at Craven Cottage, and if the bookies’ predictions are anything to go by will be playing for the club next season.

Mitrovic enjoys a good relationship with Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic – who is also Serbian – and and the manager is apparently confident of wrapping up a deal for the forward soon.

The 23-year-old joined Newcastle in 2015 for a reported £13m, and scored 14 goals in 65 appearances at the club. Prior to his arrival at St James’ Park he had played for Anderlecht, Partizan and Teleoptik.