Fulham have reached an agreement with Marseille midfielder Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa over a move to the Premier League, according to reports in France this morning.

The Whites held extensive talks with the Cameroonian international and his representatives and have agreed a long-term contract with the holding midfielder. It is believed that the fee for the 22 year-old will be in the region of £26m and Anguissa will have a medical in Marseille later today.

The powerful midfielder, who has won eleven caps for his country, has enjoyed a whirlwind two years in the south of France after being brought in from Reims. He was a key part of the Marseille side that reached last season’s Europa League final – where they were beaten by Atletico Madrid – and has told the French press that he has carefully modelled his game on that of former Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure.

The deal was struck after head coach Slavisa Jokanovic made clear he needed another defensive midfielder to challenge Scottish international Kevin McDonald, one of Fulham’s key players in their promotion from the Championship, as they prepare to return to the top flight this season. It follows Fulham’s breaking of their transfer record to bring in Ivorian international Jean-Michael Seri from Nice earlier in the summer.