Fulham have opened talks with Stuttgart, with the intention of bringing the big Russian to Craven Cottage on a permanent deal…
Pavel Pogrebnyak has opened discussions with Fulham over whether or not he will stay at the club next season.
The striker, 28, has made a big impression since arriving at Craven Cottage in January from Stuttgart on a deal until the end of the season.
The Russian has enjoyed a decent spell with the Cottagers since arriving from Stuttgart on loan, and Fulham manager Martin Jol has made it no secret that he is keen on bringing the Russian striker to Fulham on a permanent basis.
Pogrebnyak has scored five times in seven Premier League starts – despite missing the last two fixtures through injury – including a hat-trick against Wolves at Craven Cottage. The Fulham boss knows he is in danger of losing star striker Clint Dempsey, and the big Russian could prove to be a fine replacement.
The 28-year-old, who has notched up eight goals in 31 appearances for his country, recently told sport.mail.ru, “yes, the negotiations about my contract with Fulham have already begun. My agent has already talked to the management of the club and I think there’s a big chance that I will stay in England.
“Me, the coach and the management, we are all solid on the question regarding my future,” he continued.
It has also been reported that Aston Villa are keen on signing the Russian striker.