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Bodurov braced for Fulham return

Fulham defender Nikolay Bodurov must return to Fulham because loan club FC Midtjylland can’t afford to keep him.

The Bulgarian defender got a move to the Danish top-flight club in February – but it appears they got him at a cut-price deal.

As a result, either the Bulgarian international will have to drop wage demands as well as allow Whites to let him go on a free – or for another knockdown fee.

Midtjylland spokesman Claus Steinlein confirmed the player signed by Whites at the end of the transfer window was a hit in Denmark, playing 16 times including twice against Manchester United, one of them a 2-1 win in the Europa League, but not enough to afford him permanently.

He added: “It’s mission impossible to be able to afford Nikolay.”

Bodurov earns a reported £5,500-a-week at Craven Cottage and still has a year left to run on his three-year contract.

The man who has played 35 times for his country was saddled with the stigma of being a Felix Magath recruit in the German’s ill-starred reign, and has made only 41 appearances for Whites since he signed in the summer of 2014.

Head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has released Dan Burn, but even without Bodurov, there are still four other potentials lining up for the two central defensive slots.

Fulham looking to move on Taggart and Bodurov

Fulham striker Adam Taggart is set to join Dundee United on loan from Fulham, who are looking to send Nikolay Bodurov out on loan.

Bulgarian defender Bodurov, 29, will slip down the pecking order following the arrival of Richard Stearman, who is having a medical ahead of a move from Wolves.

Australian Taggart, 22, has not made a first-team appearance for the Whites since being signed from Newcastle Jets last summer.

He is set to spend the rest of the season in Scotland after a deal was agreed with United.

Bodurov, meanwhile, also moved to Craven Cottage a year ago and has since made 41 league appearances.

Fulham manager Kit Symons has been keen to sign another centre-back in addition to Tim Ream, who was recently brought in from Bolton.

Fulham bring in Bodurov

Fulham have completed the signing of Bulgarian international Nikolay Bodurov.

The versatile defender, who can play at centre-half or right-back, has penned a three-year deal with the Cottagers, with an option of a further 12 months.

Bodurov has hooked up with Felix Magath’s squad during their pre-season training camp in Austria after pledging his future until at least 2017.

The 28-year-old started his career with hometown club, Pirin Blagoevgrad, where he went on to make 125 appearances.

His form earned him a move to Litex Lovech in 2009, scoring 10 times in 258 matches and winning the Bulgarian Championship on two occasions.