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Kamara close to Fulham exit

Reports from Greece today claim that Fulham and Aris have finally agreed a fee for the permanent transfer of Aboubakar Kamara.

The Mauritanian international is expected in Greece imminently to finalise the deal, which could be announced within the next 24 hours. Previous talks between the parties had collapsed last month over the structure of a deal to take the 26 year-old forward to Thessaloniki, but today’s coverage suggests that an agreement has now been struck.

Kamara, signed from Amiens for around £5m in July 2017, has scored seventeen goals in 91 appearances for Fulham. He was part of two Championship promotion-winning teams but doesn’t appear to be in Marco Silva’s plans for the forthcoming campaign. His time at Craven Cottage wasn’t short of controversy. Kamara angered Claudio Ranieri after refusing to relinquish penalty taking duties to Aleksandar Mitrovic and missing a spot-kick against Huddersfield and was then involved in a scuffle with the Serbian during a yoga session.

He was loaned out to Turkish side Malatyaspor in January 2018 after being arrested on suspicion actual bodily harm and criminal damage after attacking a security guard as he sought to discuss his future with the club’s hierarchy at Motspur Park before Scott Parker reintegrated him into the first team squad.

Kamara’s Aris move collapses

Negotiations between Fulham and Aris over the potential sale of forward Aboubakar Kamara have ended without agreement, according to the Athletic’s Peter Rutzler.

The Greek Super League side were interested in signing the Mauritanian international on a permanent basis – and Marco Silva had agreed to allow Kamara to leave Craven Cottage for a fee of around £4m – but the deal appears to have collapsed. The 26 year-old has an eventful four years at Fulham, having missed a penalty against Huddersfield after refusing to hand over the spot kick to Aleksandar Mitrovic, being involved in a training ground scuffle with the Serbian and being arrested after assaulting a Motspur Park security guard.

Kamara, a £5m capture from Amiens, has scored seventeen goals in 91 first-team appearances for Fulham and helped the Whites win promotion to the Premier League twice via the Championship play-offs. It remains to be seen if his move to Greece can be resurrected.