Cottagers look like beating Valencia to Italy forward’s signature.
Fulham are said to be increasingly confident of completing the shock £8.6 million capture of highly rated AS Roma front man Pablo Osvaldo by the end of the week, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Italy international has also been attracting interest from the likes of Liga outfit Valencia, however, it is understood that the 27-year-old would prefer a move to the Premier League and Craven Cottage this summer instead.
And with the west London club having recently been bought by US tycoon Shahid Khan, the Cottagers have the financial backing to land Osvaldo in what would be a real statement of intent by the Londoners were they able to seal such a move.
Osvaldo has been in the Italian capital for the past two seasons now, with the Serie A giants having signed the striker from Espanyol in August 2011 for a whopping 17.5m euros, with the player going on to net an impressive 28 goals in just 57 matches in all competitions for Roma in that time, including 27 strikes in only 55 league outings.
However, the powerful forward’s days in Serie A now appear to be numbered, with a deal for the Buenos Aires-born attacker expected to be completed within the coming days.