Fulham set to finalise deals for £20m Joao Palhinha and £7m Manor Solomon in the coming days – but Marco Silva is not ready to meet Liverpool’s £15m price for Neco Williams
Premier League new boys Fulham are confident they will complete their first signings of the summer this week by wrapping up deals for Shakhtar Donetsk winger Manor Solomon and Portuguese midfielder Joao Palhinha.
Marco Silva has so far been unable to add to the squad that won the Championship last season but is hopeful that hard work done behind the scenes is about to bear fruit.
Israeli international Solomon is expected in London soon to complete his £7million move to replace Liverpool-bound Fabio Carvalho.
Manor Solomon has top quality Champions League experience with Shakhtar Donetsk
Portuguese international Joao Palhinha is likely to finalise a move to Fulham imminently
And the Londoners are also optimistic they have beaten Wolves to bring in £20m Sporting Lisbon star Palhinha.
They have also reportedly made a bid for Manchester United’s Andreas Pereira but are not ready to match Liverpool’s £15m valuation of full-back Neco Williams, who impressed on loan at Craven Cottage last season.
Williams, who recently helped Wales qualify for the World Cup, is also a target for Nottingham Forest.
Neco Williams seems unlikely to join Fulham permanently due to Liverpool’s £15m price tag
Among many players who have left Fulham at the end of their successful Championship season include Carvalho, Timmy Abraham, who joined Estoril Praia after being released, and Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, who will be joining Napoli for an undisclosed fee.
Fulham begin their new Premier League season against Carvalho, as Liverpool visit Craven Cottage at lunchtime on August 6.
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