Al Hilal closing in on Aleksandar Mitrovic agreement with Fulham

  • Fulham have rejected two bids for Mitrovic
  • Serbian striker agreed personal terms with Al Hilal weeks ago
  • Fulham have lined up Raul Jimenez as his replacement

Mitrovic is heading towards the exit door
Mitrovic is heading towards the exit door / Nathan Stirk/Getty Images
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Saudi Arabian side Al Hilal are close to striking an agreement with Fulham to sign striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, 90min understands.

Fulham have already knocked back two bids from Al Hilal for Mitrovic and had hoped to keep hold of the Serbian striker, who agreed personal terms with the Middle Eastern outfit weeks ago and is keen to make the move.

Having seen an offer of £30m turned down, Al Hilal are now understood to have lodged a bid worth £50m which, as it stands, would represent a record for the Saudi Pro League.

Discussions are ongoing between the two clubs and an agreement is close to being reached. Fulham have been preparing for the departure of Mitrovic and have already struck an agreement to sign Wolves' Raul Jimenez in his place.


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Fulham have already managed to fend off Saudi Arabian interest in manager Marco Silva, who has rejected an approach from Al Ahli and voiced his desire to keep hold of Mitrovic after the pre-season friendly against Brentford.

"Of course, if Mitrovic is my player I would like him to train, to be involved in all the moments with the team," Silva said. "You know that, that I would like to have him participating in all the moments with the team."

With Mitrovic closing in on an exit, Fulham are also battling to keep hold of midfielder Joao Palhinha, who has been the subject of significant interest from West Ham.

The Hammers, blessed with the £105m they received from selling Declan Rice to Arsenal, have seen two bids knocked back for Palhinha, the latest of which was worth £50m. Fulham want closer to £60m to offload the midfield enforcer.

Elsewhere, Fulham have held talks with Chelsea over signing wantaway winger Callum Hudson-Odoi, who also has interest from Lazio.


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