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Fulham agree fee for Bolton's Tim Ream

The 27-year-old is close to sealing a move from Bolton Wanderers to Fulham.

HITC Sport understands Fulham have agreed a fee with Bolton Wanderers for defender Tim Ream.

Fulham are set to beat Queens Park Rangers to sign United States international Ream after matching their bid for the Bolton defender, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Fulham have made central defensive reinforcements one of their main priorities this summer and have been linked with a host of targets.

QPR agreed a fee in the region of £1.4m with Bolton for Ream earlier this week and the player was given permission to hold talks at Loftus Road.

However, Fulham have matched the bid and are set for talks with Ream over the weekend.

Ream is thought to favour a move to Fulham over QPR and the defender is due to have a medical at Craven Cottage.

Ream, who joined Bolton in 2012 from New York Red Bulls, has won Bolton's Player of the Year award for each of the last two seasons.

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