Goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg is highly rated by punters in the Football Transfer Tavern and news reported by Mail Online that Fulham are looking to bring him to Craven Cottage has been met with some surprised looks around the bar.
The Roma keeper looks set to leave the Italian club in the near future and the Cottagers have shown a long-term interest in signing the 30-year-old.
However with Barcelona also reportedly interested in the impressive shot-stopper, Martin Jol could face a fight on his hands to persuade him that they are the right next club for the Dutch international.
Victor Valdes is ready to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season and Barca have included Stekelenburg on their shortlist to replace him which could make Jol’s pursuit of him difficult.
Fulham also look set to sign 18-year-old midfielder Junior Malanda from Zulte Waregem after the Mail Online also revealed that the club are agreeing a deal with the Belgium side.
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