Report: Fulham set for £6 million striker signing

General View of Craven Cottage

The Championship side are set to add Frenchman Steve Mounié to their ranks, a report claims.

General View of Craven Cottage

Fulham are signing Montpellier striker Steve Mounié for £6 million, the Sun reports (Thursday edition, page 55).

Mounié, 21 is said to have been in London for talks and a medical ahead of the move.

The Benin international scored 11 times on loan to Ligue 2 side Nimes last season and at 6ft 3, would replace the physical presence lost when Moussa Dembele departed.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele looks dejectedDembele

Should Mounié arrive, he would become the Cottagers' second signing from French football this summer, after Bastia winger Floyd Ayite.

The west London side have added eight new faces in total, including former Hull City striker Sone Aluko.

Sone Aluko - Hull 2Aluko

The Mounié reports come off the back of yet more speculation surrounding the future of another Fulham front man, Ross McCormack.

HITC Sport understands the Cottagers' Championship rivals Norwich City are confident they can strike a deal for the Scotland international, who scored 21 league goals last term.

Leeds' Ross McCormackMcCormack

The two clubs are believed to be as little as £1 million apart in their valuations, and a Fulham source said: "The player wants out, he wants at last to be in the promotion picture and is confident Norwich will be - he does not believe Fulham will be challenging. Whether it is Norwich or not, we can't see him staying."

McCormack, who turns 30 next month, signed a new deal earlier this year, but has since received interest from Newcastle United, Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday.

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