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All the latest news on Fulham on the last day of the January window

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Enoh joins

Fulham have completed the signing on Eyong Enoh on loan until the end of the season, with the deal holding an option to buy on a two year contract.

The 26 year-old is a very similar player to Emmanuel Frimpong - strong in the tackle and resilient - but, with five years on the Arsenal loanee, carries more experience.

He has worked with Jol before, again, at Ajax, and adds another central midfield option that Fulham have badly required.

Though not a hugely creative player, Enoh has the technical capabilities to get by and is expected to compete with Frimpong and Mahamadou Diarra for a space in the middle of the park.

His similarity to Frimpong raises questions over the signing but, with an option to extend and 29 caps for Cameroon, Jol will probably rate Enoh somewhat more highly then his new team mate.


Fulham look to Gomis

Fulham are lining up an audacious bid for Olympique Lyonnais striker Bafetimbi Gomis while Tottenham Hotspur wait on the news of their Leandro Damiao offer before expressing their interest formally.

Martin Jol is said to be willing to go into double figures in order to land his man with the Dutchman adamant he requires a new striker in the January transfer window in order to compete in the league.

Some outlets have reported that a £10 million bid has already been lodged while others suggest discussions have only just begun but, regardless, it is a vast signal of intent from Fulham.

The striker, who has been with Lyon since 2009, is one of Ligue 1's greatest assets and fans of his old club, AS Saint-Etienne, still refer to him as 'baby Drogba'.

He has a similar physical presence to the former Chelsea man, measuring 6 foot and possessing great physical strength.

He's fast, too, and is adept finding the net.

There is a feeling in the Fulham camp that he would complement Dimitar Berbatov perfectly and the idea would appear to ring true.

Berbatov would benefit from a strong, agile strike partner who can take a little pressure off of his shoulders.

Gomis can hold up the ball well but can also use his pace to sit on the line and expose slower defences - something Fulham have lacked since losing Andrew Johnson.


Stekelenburg deal up in the air

Despite having already boarded a plane to London, the deal taking Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg to Fulham looks to be off.

An agreement was in place, thought to be a loan deal, that would see Stekelenburg undergo his medical in London in the next few hours but Roma are believed to have now pulled out of the deal.

They were hoping to sign Emiliano Viviano from Fiorentina to replace the Dutchman but, with the deadline in Italy now passed, they have no opportunity to find cover for any departures.

This makes them particularly unwilling to let Stekelenburg leave and they are thought to have told the 'keeper to return to Italy as soon as possible.

Martin Jol would have viewed the 30 year old as a natural long term replacement for Mark Schwarzer who, now forty, hasn't looked as composed this season as normal. The Australian stopper is likely to retire at the end of the season.

It's not a huge blow for Fulham though who could easily dedicate the summer transfer window to signing a new goalkeeper. With David Stockdale out on loan at Hull City currently, cover for Schwarzer would be preferable but Stockdale can be recalled at any time.


Manolev signs!

The official site has now confirmed that Stanislav Manolev has joined Fulham for the remainder of the season, with an option to extend the player's deal for a further two years.

Martin Jol yesterday confirmed he was in the market for a right back having lost Steven Kelly to Reading and has now seemingly got his man.

The 29 year-old joins from PSV Eindhoven and is expected to provide backup to current full back incumbent Sascha Riether.

A talented defender, Manolev hasn't had the rub of the green and has often been criticised in Holland for lacking concentration and basic awareness.

If Jol can get the best out of him, however, he could well push Riether - who has been in fine form this season - for his starting spot.

A Bulgarian international with 29 caps, Manolev can offer Fulham a more offensive option as opposed to Riether's more resolute approach to the game.


Baird in talks to leave

Chris Baird is in discussion with West Bromwich Albion over a possible deadline day move to the Baggies, according to the Fulham Chronicle.

The midfielder-cum-defender has been in and out of the first team this season and, with his contract ending at the close of the season, Martin Jol is happy to cash in on the player now.

With Emmanuel Frimpong already signed and Eyong Enoh potentially on his way to Fulham, Baird's role in the squad becomes difficult to ascertain and, as such, he is eager to gain first team football elsewhere.

Undoubtedly, though, we'd miss his versatility. Though he's been deployed in a deep midfield role regularly, he is naturally a defender, well adept at playing on either flank or at centre back.

With a defence that is becoming thin on numbers, the assurance of Baird's capabilities across the back line would be sorely missed.


Ajax confirm Enoh interest

Ajax have now confirmed that Fulham have approached them over the availability of defensive midfielder, Eyong Enoh.


Emanuelson deal confirmed

The club have officially confirmed that Urby Emanuelson has joined the club on loan for the remainder of the season from AC Milan.


Jol wants Isimat-Mirin

Fulham have opened discussions with Valenciennes over a move for centre back, Nicolas Isimat-Mirin.


Malanda deal could be off

The deal for Junior Malanda, of Zulte Waregem, could be off, with Fulham looking unwilling to meet the club's €6 million asking price.


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