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Mbokani confirms interest in Fulham transfer

last updated Wednesday 09th June 2010, 9:55 PM
Dieumerci Mbokani
Dieumerci Mbokani
Standard Liege star Dieumerci Mbokani has confirmed his interest in sealing a move to Fulham.

The DR Congo international striker is set to leave the club this summer after three years with Liege, during which time he has scored over 30 goals.

A number of Premier League sides have shown an interest with Birmingham, West Ham and Everton all making contact with Standard.

Roma are also believed to be keen, but a move to England looks to be Mbokani's preference and Fulham are leading the chase.

Standard director Pierre Francois and CEO Luciano D'Onofrio were in London earlier this week, and it is reported in Belgium that they held talks with Fulham.

Mbokani is now keen for the deal to be finalised, which could be worth up to ?10million (£8.2million).

"I knew that Fulham are interested, I also know that Lucien D'Onorfio promised to help me get a transfer a year ago and he will respect his word," he told HLN.

"I now hope that Standard will find common ground with Fulham, a club I feel is ideal."

Standard have refused to confirm they are in talks, but the player's agent Fabio Baglio admitted Fulham were keen.

"Fulham is not the only club interested in Dieumerci, but I consider Fulham the best option," he said.

"I assume that the management of Stanard and I will have contact once they have reached agreement and then everything will proceed."

Source SkySport
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