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Jonathan Greening is set to complete his protracted transfer to Fulham within the next 48 hours, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Roberto Di Matteo’s decision to leave his skipper out of West Brom’s 3-2 win against Peterborough last night was interpreted as a signal that Greening would be on his way. The Baggies boss told the press afterwards that the clubs were moving closer towards a deal and that he expected the deal to be finalised in the next couple of days. Greening had wanted to play at London Road, but his manager decided against including him in the squad.

Di Matteo has praised Greening’s professionalism as rumours continued to link him with a move to Craven Cottage – especially as Fulham had three offers for the West Brom captain in the last three weeks.

Basically the two clubs are negotiating. I didn’t feel it was right for him to be involved last night. His team-mates are fighting for a cause.

He’s been a great professional for us. I spoke to him before the game. There has been a lot going on for him in the last four or five weeks but, once again, I have to emphasise he’s been very good for us. He’s been a true professional and it was my decision to pull him out last night.