Fulham are set to strike a deal with Roma for Justin Kluivert on an initial loan with a £10m option to buy after the Dutchman was frozen out by Jose Mourinho
- Fulham are in talks with Roma about signing Dutch winger Justin Kluivert
- The two clubs are discussing an initial loan deal with a £10m option to buy
- Kluivert has spent the past two seasons out on loan after falling out of favour
- Fulham boss Marco Silva is desperate to improve his attacking options
Fulham are set to strike a deal with Roma for out of favour winger Justin Kluivert.
The two clubs are discussing an initial loan deal with a £10million option to buy, with Cottagers manager Marco Silva desperate to add to his attacking options to stave off relegation fears.
The 23-year-old Dutchman, son of legendary Netherlands forward Patrick Kluivert, is out of favour at Roma and Fulham have chased the winger throughout the summer.
Terms between the player and the Cottagers have been agreed and it is now down to the two clubs to reach an agreement.
Fulham are in talks with Roma over a deal for out of favour Dutch winger Justin Kluivert
Kluivert has been frozen out by Roma manager Jose Mourinho and forced to train on his own
Fulham boss Marco Silva is desperate to add to his attacking options to stave off relegation
Sportsmail reported earlier this month that the newly-promoted side had spoken to Roma about the prospect of signing the two-time Dutch international.
At that point, Fulham had moved ahead of West Ham in the race to sign Kluivert, with a fee of around £8m mooted.
Kluivert broke through as a teenager at Ajax before a £14.8m move to Roma in 2018.
He initially impressed, but gradually slipped down the pecking order, and has spent the past two seasons out on loan at RB Leipzig and Nice.
Former Chelsea star has been linked with a move to Fulham after he left Corinthians in Brazil
Kluivert has spent the past two seasons out on loan at RB Leipzig and Nice respectively
Kluivert has been frozen out by Roma manager Jose Mourinho, who excluded him from Roma’s pre-season training camp and forced the winger to take part in sessions on his own while negotiations over his future took place.
Fulham look short in attack and out wide, with Fabio Carvalho sold to Liverpool this summer, Anthony Knockaert and Ivan Cavaleiro out of favour and new loan signing Manor Solomon unlikely to play until the new year after suffering a knee injury.
The club have also been linked with free agent and former Chelsea and Arsenal star Willian, Marseille forward Bamba Dieng and Bordeaux striker Hwang Ui-jo.
Kluivert has made 68 appearances in all competitions for the Italian side, scoring nine times and adding 10 assists.
Fulham begun their Premier League season with draws against Fulham and Wolves and host Brentford in a west London Derby on Saturday afternoon.