Fulham closing in on Hertha Berlin's Simunic
Fulham are emerging as the favourites to sign Hertha Berlin and Croatia defender Josip Simunic.
Australian-born Croat Josip Simunic is angling for a move to England once Croatia's Euro 2008 adventure reaches its conclusion.
The six-foot-five Hertha Berlin stopper was linked with a move to Chelsea last year, but no bid was ever tabled.
Simunic said recently: "I'm looking forward and I hope to go to England.
"I don't know where, but we will see in a few weeks. There's a very good chance."
Hodgson is keen to add experience to the Cottagers' rearguard and the 30-year-old international would certainly do that.
Simunic is perhaps best known to the English fans for receiving three yellow cards from English referee Graham Poll during a World Cup 2006 contest against Australia.