Fulham are edging closer to a potential swap-deal which could solve two problems at once.
The news broke over the weekend that the Cottagers were keen to bring Ryan Babel back to the Premier League, eight years after his underwhelming spell at Liverpool came to an end.
And the Standard has provided an update on Tuesday, claiming that the 32-year-old Dutch international will fly to England this week to complete his move to Craven Cottage with talks having been opened with Besiktas.
And the report suggests that the out-of-favour goalkeeper Fabri could be heading in the opposite direction.
Fulham paid £5 million to sign the experienced goalkeeper from Besiktas in the summer but he hasn’t featured since a defeat to Tottenham Hotspur back in August, falling behind Sergio Rico and Marcus Bettinelli in the pecking order.
It is understood that a return to Istanbul is on the cards for Fabri, who will arrive to compete with Liverpool loanee Loris Karius at the Vodafone Arena.
Babel, on the other hand, could provide the creativity and goal threat Fulham need in attack, having hit the net 15 times in all competitions for Besiktas last season.
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