Belfast Telegraph

Dembele sets sights on Fulham

Fulham boss Mark Hughes has confirmed the club are close to completing the signing of AZ Alkmaar striker Moussa Dembele.

The Belgium international is keen on furthering his career in the Barclays Premier League but turned down a move to Birmingham on Thursday. City boss Alex McLeish hinted Dembele had opted for another club and that appears to be Fulham.

"We have made some progress with Moussa," said Hughes. "We hope that he will be in London by the close of play (on Friday) to do a medical, although it hasn't been fully signed off by his club yet."

Dembele had earlier told the Noord-Hollands Dagblad: "I want to go to a top league and a stable club where I get a good feeling. Also a club where I will play.

When asked about Fulham, he added: "A really nice club. And as I am just 23, I still have a number of years to make a move to a bigger club."

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