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Reports from Romania claim that Fulham are interested in taking the Dinamo Bucharest forward Marius Alexe on a year’s loan.

The 23 year-old caught the eye of a plethora of European scouts after an outstanding 2012/13 campaign, after scoring seventeen goals in 36 matches for Dinamo. Fulham would undoubtedly face competition from a number of clubs on the continent for Alexe’s signature, with Bundesliga sides Werder Bremen and Borussia Monchengladbach also said to be tracking his progress. Alexe, who has won seven caps for the Romanian national side, was close to completing a move to Chelsea in 2005, but negotiations broke down over Dinamo’s valuation of the player.

Alexe, who can play up front but has been deployed more recently by Dinamo as a left winger, has been lauded for his searing pace and dribbling ability, with his direct running a real feature of his success over the last few years. Reports from Romania suggest that Fulham have offered to pay €1m up front to facilitate the season-long loan, with a fee of €4m payable at the end of the loan should Martin Jol wish to make the loan permanent.