Greek reports - Mitroglou signs for Fulham in €15m deal until 2018, snubbing West Ham

Reports in Greece suggest Kostas Mitroglou has agreed a deal with Fulham despite a late approach from West Ham.

It looked like being a deal that would drag through into the late hours of Deadline Day - but according to reports in Greece that is not the case.

The player in question is Greek international Kostas Mitroglou - who has been the subject of bids from both Fulham and West Ham United in the last 24 hours.

The Olympiakos striker has been banging in the goals in the Greek Super League and the Champions League and was previously linked with Arsenal, Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund.

Fulham had a bid accepted for the player on Thursday - and it seemed as though it would be a straightforward move to bring him to Craven Cottage, potentially paving the way for an exit for Dimitar Berbatov.

But it was then reported last night that Sam Allardyce and West Ham United were ready to overtake them in the pursuit.

However, reports in Greece now suggest Fulham need not worry.

NOVAspor.FM have reported that a deal for him to join Fulham, for around €15 million, on a deal until 2018 is done.

The report states:

Kostas Mitroglou, the 25-year-old striker has agreed with Fulham until 2018 noon signing, as first reported by NovaSPOR FM 94.6.

The West Ham tried to 'grab' the Greek international, however Fulham having agreed with both the Olympiakos (at €15 million) and the player (as opposed to about 2.5 million per year) is that will win his signature.

It would be a huge coup for The Cottagers, considering the teams previously linked with his signature, and would also break the clubs transfer record.

Mitroglou will certainly add a more swashbuckling style than Berbatov - working much harder for the team whilst still carrying the same goal threat.

And it now seems as though they have won the battle to sign him - and Berbatov might still be on the move.

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