Good news from Italy. It looks like Fulham are getting closer towards concluding a loan deal for Stefano Okaka.

Sporting director (Daniele) Prade has not long returned. think that Roma and Fulham will talk in the next two days. It’s important that the two clubs talk to each other.

I think that Stefano is the right age for such a move. To play in the Premier League is not just a stroll, it’s not something everyone can do.

He has the right characteristics to do well in the Premier League. Hodgson has said some really good things about Stefano. It’s gratifying that a coach of his calibre expressed himself in this way.

Fulham look well placed to beat Bari and Chievo to the 20-year-old’s services.

We are looking at the possibility of a longer loan deal. Stefano has had two loan deals in Serie B and he would want to find a more stable situation for himself.

It could be a loan deal of six months plus an option for the following 12. In this way he would have the possibility of getting used to everything and settling in.