Fulham close in on £5m Carlos Vinicius after hijacking deadline day deal

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Target: Carlos Vinicius  (Getty Images)
Target: Carlos Vinicius (Getty Images)

Fulham are closing in on a £5million deal to sign former Tottenham striker Carlos Vinicius from PSV Eindhoven, hijacking his loan at Benfica.

The Dutch giants will be due a sizeable sell-on clause and bonuses depending on performances, which has kept the initial fee low.

It remains to be seen whether the Cottagers will follow up their initial bid for Blackburn striker Ben Brereton Diaz with the signing of the Brazilian striker now highly likely.

The Cottagers have wanted to strengthen their attacking reinforcements after losing Shakhtar Donestsk loan star Manor Solomon to a long-term knee injury without him making an appearance.

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An £11m move for Justin Kluivert collapsed earlier this week after a work permit application was denied.

Kluivert’s appearances for Nice last season were discounted towards the points system used by the Football Association.

The signing of Vinicius should be one of three deals confirmed today, with former Arsenal and Chelsea winger Willian and Paris Saint-Germain defender Layvin Kurzawa being lined up.

Willian joins on a free transfer after a successful two-week trial, while Kurzawa joins on a loan with 50 per cent of his wages being paid by the Ligue 1 giants.