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Fulham and Hull City have emerged as the most likely winners in the race to sign Marc-Antoine Fortune, according to Express and Star.

The uncapped Frenchman is in high demand at the moment, with West Bromwich Albion also hopeful of hanging onto him, after his successful loan deal in the second half of last season.

The AS Nancy striker is thought to be valued in the region of £3 million, and the Tigers have reportedly offered £2.5 million.

West Brom could even snap up the 27-year-old for £1.5 million, due to a binding transfer fee they secured when they signed the player on loan from the Ligue 1 side.

However, with manager Tony Mowbray set to quit the Hawthorns for the manager’s job at Celtic, any move from the Baggies for Fortune could be abandoned.

Hull have, so far, offered the highest price for the in-demand striker and it will now be up to the player himself as to where he plays next season.

The former Utrecht player has been with Nancy for two years, making 53 Ligue 1 appearances and scoring 10 goals.

After a slow start to his career at the Hawthorns, Fortune began to pick up the pace towards the end of the season and by the time the campaign had finished, he had five goals from 17 appearances for the Baggies.