The player has been on trial at Craven Cottage during the past week and Roy Hodgson has been impressed with what he has seen.
Hodgson is keen for a deal to be struck to bring the player into the Premier League strugglers' squad and has admitted that talks will be held with the striker in the next few days.
"I don't think a player of Cho Jae Jin's quality needs to be called a trialist," he said.
"He is a South Korean international who has done really well in the J-League.
"He is a very interesting player and this week we'll be sitting down with him and talking about the future.
"When new players are coming, especially from the other side of the world, it has got to feel right for him as well.
"There is no point in us being interested in him if he feels he will take three or four months to settle in the country.
"We need someone who is going to be able to adapt very quickly, get into the team and help us win matches."