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Kostas-Mitroglou

Reports from Portugal suggest that Sporting Lisbon are very confident of completing a loan move for Fulham striker Kostas Mitroglou today.

The Greek international has been linked with potential permanent transfers to Greek sides Besiktas and Fenerbahce for most of the summer but those moves have stalled due to disagreements about matching Fulham’s valuation of a player they paid £12m for last January. Sporting, who recently signed Mitroglou’s former Fulham team-mate Bryan Ruiz on a permanent basis, have reportedly completed negotiations with Fulham over a loan, which will cost them around €1 million and offer an option to sign the striker should the move prove successful.

The Lions decided to focus their attention on Mitroglou after failing in their attempt to tempt Norwich City striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel back to the Estadio Jose Alvalade as they couldn’t match his current wages. Mitroglou, who has made only three appearances for Fulham since that big money move from Olympiakos, spent last season on loan at his former club, scoring sixteen goals in 24 league appearances, as the Greek giants won the domestic double. The 27 year-old has won forty caps for his country and scored eight goals at international level.