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Transfer News: Mitroglou in, Berbatov out?

According to various sources, Fulham have offered up to £12 million for Olympiacos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou while also entertaining bids for Dimitar Berbatov

Valerio Pennicino

File this under: Please get this done, Fulham.

Reports have been flooding in that Fulham has offered around £11 million for 25-year-old Olympiacos striker Konstantinos Mitroglou. The actual amount has varied likewise no one is sure whether a deal has been reached yet. For their part, Olympiacos officials have denied that an agreement has been reached and have declared they won't sell the 25-year-old for any less than £12 million. That being said, it seems like this is a (mostly) done deal as long as Fulham can reach terms with Mitroglou himself.

If this transfer does go through, it could be a game-changer. Unlike many of the other strikers that Fulham has been linked to during this transfer window, Mitroglou is not a young, untested prospect, but a proven international in his prime. Last season he scored 11 goals in 25 league matches. This season, the Greek international has already scored 14 goals in only 12 games as well as 3 goals in the Champions League. Fulham has sorely lacked a deadeye finisher all season, and it appears one may finally have fallen to us.

Naturally, such a signing would render Dimitar Berbatov (and his high wages) unnecessary, and the player is now being linked to one of his former clubs, Tottenham. Considering that he only had 6 months remaining on his contract and was unlikely to resign with the club, this move is almost inevitable.

Meanwhile, the club is still being heavily linked to Kaiserslautern striker Simon Zoller, who appears to be a nice prospect and could probably be a more serviceable backup than Darren Bent. If nothing else, we've been clamoring for Fulham to do something, and it finally appears that Khan, Curbishley, and Meulensteen have.