Bakary Sako is close to completing a £4.5m move from Wolves to Fulham, according to the Daily Express.
The Malian winger impressed during his first season in English football, scoring ten goals and making eleven more, in an ultimately disappointing season for Wolves, who were relegated for the second successive season. It has long been rumoured that the 25 year-old wouldn’t be lining up in League One, with his team-mate Georg Margreitter revealing the possibility of an impending move to Fulham in an interview with an Austrian newspaper last month. Sako, who has been sidelined since March with a hamstring strain, is expected to complete his move to Fulham next week.
The same paper also links Martin Jol with another move for Jordan Rhodes. The Express says that Fulham are in talks with Blackburn over the possible transfer of the Scottish international, who was tracked by Fulham before Blackburn paid £8m for the Huddersfield striker last August. The 23 year-old was voted Rovers’ player of the season last year after scoring 30 goals in the Championship. Jol is looking to strengthen his striking options with Mladen Petric rumoured to poised to leave Craven Cottage after just a year at the club.