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Everton dragging their feet as Fulham move for Mbokani

Fulham are ahead of Everton in the battle for Standard Liege striker Dieumerci Mbokani.

Mbokani claims Fulham are his first choice and Standard director Pierre Francois and chief executive Luciano D'Onofrio were in London on Tuesday to negotiate a deal with Fulham.

David Moyes has made his interest known and watched the Congo international in Standard's Europa League quarter-final defeat to Hamburg last season.

However Mbokani has disappointed him by saying that he wants to join the Cottagers and called on Standard to let him go.

"I know that Fulham are interested," he said. "I also know that Lucien D'Onorfio promised to help me get a transfer a year ago and he will respect his word.

"I now hope that Standard will find common ground with Fulham, a club which I feel is ideal."

West Ham and Blackburn are also said to be interested and Mbokani's agent Fabio Baglio said: "Fulham is not the only club interested in Dieumerci, but I consider Fulham the best option.

"I assume that the management of Standard and I will have contact once they have reached agreement and then everything will proceed."

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