Joao Palhinha underwent a medical with Bayern Munich this weekend following Portugal’s elimination from Euro 2024 – but has flown back to London to finalise the details of his departure from Fulham.

It was widely reported last week that the 29 year-old defensive midfielder was set to complete his move to the German giants ten moves after a previous deal collapsed on the final day of the summer transfer window. Bayern Munich have apparently agreed a £47.4m deal to sign the former Sporting Lisbon midfielder and German reports have suggested that Palhinha is poised to sign a four-year contract after new Bayern boss Vincent Kompany gave the green light to the deal.

Palhinha, who was part of the Portuguese side that was beaten on penalties by France in the European Championship quarter final on Friday night, has been a key part of the Fulham outfit that has successfully adapted to life in the top flight after Marco Silva guided the Whites back to the Premier League in his first season at Craven Cottage. He topped the Premier League’s tackling charts for two seasons in a row as well as scoring eight goals in 79 appearances for Fulham.