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Fulham have agreed a fee thought to be in the region of £5m with Watford for Jamaican international striker Marlon King.

After being continually rebuffed in his attempt to land the 27-year-old, it appears that new Cottagers boss Roy Hodgson has finally got his man at the third time of asking.

King, a former Gillingham and Nottingham Forest forward, is expected to agree personal terms imminently. The forward is en route to Craven Cottage to discuss the nuances of his contract and to undergo a medical test.

The striker could potentially be in a white shirt in time for the weekend meeting with Arsenal, but has yet to formally agree to play for Fulham.

The journeyman pro has netted 11 times in the Championship so far this season, one more than teammate Darius Henderson.

Linked to Marlon’s move is a potential loan switch for Collins John. The Liberian-born Dutch international forward has just returned to Craven Cottage after a brief spell at Leicester City, and could be bound for Vicarage Road.

The 22-year-old is not thought to be integral to Hodgson’s first team plans at Fulham, and could thus relish the chance to pick up some more first team action.