Fulham have agreed a £2.5million fee for Almeria’s Kalu Uche, according to a report in the Times this morning.

The Nigerian striker is believed to be close to completing a move to Craven Cottage after Roy Hodgson missed out on Peter Crouch, who moved from Portsmouth to Tottenham late last month.

Uche, a powerful front man who scored eight goals last season, could be joined by a second new forward.