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Stoke's Robert Huth Set For Fulham?

Fulham are leading Reading & Watford in the race to sign Stoke City's German defender Robert Huth on loan. Whites also snubbed by Fryers AND Vaz Te by smaller clubs around the world.

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Stoke City defender Robert Huth has been reported as a potential target for Championship sides Fulham, Reading and Watford, but it's the Cottagers who are odds on to complete the signing.

After Symons' failure to bring center back Zeki Fryers to the club earlier this month the search was back on for a strong leader of men to fit into the back four. Huth has just 4 appearances this season in all competitions and this aggravating scenario is forcing him into a move. Stoke manager Mark Hughes has admitted that the former Chelsea centre half is set to leave Stoke in a loan deal.

Despite this, Huth also revealed that Germany is where he will probably end his career: "I can imagine myself returning to the Bundesliga to play," Huth said this week. The combative centre-back wants to move to a Premier League side but Stoke like the idea of him going to the Championship as it will allow them to recall the 30-year-old should they pick up injuries.

With the poor form of Fulham's current defensive line, Robert Huth would in no doubt be a silly move for Kit Symons.

Also this month, Ricardo Vaz Te has agreed a deal to join Turkish Super Lig club Akhisar Belediyespor. The 28-year-old scored the winning goal in the 2012 Championship playoff final to earn West Ham promotion to the Premier League, fell down the pecking order at Upton Park, making only 12 appearances for the Hammers in the last two seasons.