The Telegraph are reporting that Fulham think they have agreed a deal in principle with Newcastle for 23-year-old striker Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Newcastle want £20M for their striker who did OK in the World Cup for Serbia; they were knocked out in the group stage of the tournament in Russia.
A deal in principle is nothing legally, and it’s a bit of an oxymoron – it is definitely not legally binding in any way.
Aleksandar Mitrovic – could leave Newcastle before the end of the month
Mitrovic will not return from holiday until later this month although a deal could be done before then if Newcastle can agree a fee with some club.
And Rafa is hard at work trying to bring in at least one new striker who will replace the Serbian star before he lets Mitro leave the club.
The Telegraph report is from the usually reliable Luke Edwards who is reporting a deal could be done with Fulham before the end of this month.
If Fulham are willing to pay Newcastle £20M for Mitrovic that would be a good deal for us and the funds can then be used to bring in more players this summer.
All deals have to complete on or before August 9th this year – two days before our season starts against Spurs.
The north London club may be short of some of their England players if England do really well in the World Cup.
We have no such problems.