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American defender Tim Ream has passed his medical and agreed a four-year deal at Fulham, according to reports from American.

Bolton have accepted an improved offer from Fulham after the Whites made a late bid to steal the USA international from under the noses of QPR on Friday. Ream held positive talks with Fulham over the weekend and has decided to move to Craven Cottage instead of Loftus Road.

The 27 year-old will cost an initial £1.75m – with adds-on potentially making the deal worth the £2.3m Bolton paid New York Red Bulls for Ream’s services in 2012. Bolton boss Neil Lennon revealed: “Fulham upped the bid from QPR and Tim made it clear he wanted to go there. We’ve come out of it better off and he seems to have got the move he wants.”

Ream is set to finalise his move to Fulham once he sorts out his visa and his arrival will come as a major boost to Kit Symons as he looks to build a side capable of winning promotion back to the Premier League.