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Fulham Manager To Make Double Swoop On Newcastle United And Tottenham Stars

Craven Cottage boss moves for St James’ Park and White Hart Lane duo.

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Fulham manager Martin Jol has identified his first two signings of the summer: Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane and Newcastle United captain Kevin Nolan.

Jol is targeting more firepower and sees the duo as the answers to his prayers, according to The Sun.

The Dutchman has been given a £15million budget to improve the squad by owner Mohamed Al-Fayed and he may have to part with a sizeable chunk if he is to get his players.

Newcastle recently rejected a £3million bid for Nolan from West Ham United as they are holding for double that amount for their top scorer with 12 goals.

The 28-year-old turned down a new contract offer with the club and Jol hopes he can lure the former Bolton player to London with the chance of top flight football.

Jol worked with Keane when they were at Spurs and believes the Irishman will dovetail brilliantly with Bobby Zamora.

Keane has been frozen out of Tottenham’s plans and was sent on-loan to West Ham at the end of last season.

It is believed a bid of around £4million could be enough to persuade Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to sell the 30-year-old, but Keane may have to take a pay cut.

Meanwhile John Pantsil has been allowed to leave Craven Cottage, with Leicester City keen on him, but Jol has not given up hope of persuading Zoltan Gera to stay.

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