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Sassuolo defender Marlon Santos could become a Fulham player by Thursday, while Huddersfield Town’s Terence Kongolo may also be on his way to Craven Cottage before the October deadline, according to the Telegraph.

While the Cottagers have made no repeat of that infamous, £100 million splurge in the summer of 2018, Scott Parker knows that money has to be spent if the top-flight newcomers are to avoid another immediate return to the Championship.

Fulham have conceded seven times in their first two games back in the Premier League.

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Michael Hector and Tim Ream look out of their depth already, making a couple of costly errors apiece in damaging defeats to Arsenal and Leeds. So Parker is wasting no time as he looks to bring in some much-needed defensive reinforcements.

Sassuolo’s sporting director Giovani Carnevali told Sky Italia on Sunday that Fulham had made ‘an important offer’ for the stylish Brazilian centre-back, Marlon.

According to the Telegraph, a one-time Barcelona youngster who shone in Nice before moving to Italy could undergo a medical at Craven Cottage within the next 48 hours as his £13 million switch edges closer.

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The report adds that Parker was interested in re-signing Kongolo, the £17 million Dutch international who made just one appearance during an injury-hit loan spell at Fulham last term.

Kongolo is out of favour at Huddersfield, but his ability to play at centre-half and left-back would give the Cottagers plenty of cover at the back.

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