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Fulham set to capture duo

Deals have reportedly been agreed for two players, with an early-January move imminent

Valerio Pennicino

Fulham are to set their stall out early in January with the acquisitions of Standard Liege goalkeeper Sinan Bolat and Wolfsburg defender Alexander Madlung.

Bolat had a fine campaign for Liege last season but the Turskish international has had a checkered history of injuries to his name.

In spite of that, he is still held in high regard, especially after a last minute penalty save against one Bryan Ruiz, then of Gent, that ensured his side a place in the title play-off match against RSC Anderlecht in 2009. They went on to win the final, Bolat keeping a clean sheet.

He has been training at Craven Cottage recently, in his recovery from injury, and Martin Jol has seemingly got his man in a reported £800,000 deal.

Standard Liege technical director, Jean-Francois De Sart, confirmed a deal was in place:

"We have reached an agreement with Fulham for Sinan."

Meanwhile, Bild have reported that Madlung, a centre back, will be joining on a free transfer. While hardly an inspirational move from Jol, the 30 year-old will provide ample cover for Brede Hangeland, Aaron Hughes and, potentially, Phillippe Senderos.

In another Fulham connection, the 6ft 4" German was the only Wolfsburg player to score against us in the Europa League tie of 2010, with a late header.