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Reports from Russia this morning claimed that Pavel Pogrebnyak is currently stuck in Paris as he waits for a British visa to begin his Fulham career.

The Russian international signed for Fulham on a six-month loan deal from Stuttgart on transfer deadline day and, despite winning a hearing for a work permit that afternoon, remains in the French capital training with a Fulham fitness coach – a routine previously adopted by the club for Bryan Ruiz – as he waits for the paperwork on his visa to be completed. Sport-Express claim the former Zenit forward hopes to receive his documentation on Wednesday.