Liege striker Mbokani gives Fulham every encouragement

Dieumerci Mbokani has confirmed his interest in sealing a move to Fulham.

Dieumerci Mbokani has confirmed his interest in sealing a move to Fulham.

The Standard Liege and DR Congo international striker is set to leave the club this summer after three years with Liege, during which time he has scored over 30 goals.

Standard director Pierre Francois and CEO Luciano D'Onofrio were in London earlier this week, and it is reported in Belgium that they held talks with Fulham.

Mbokani is now keen for the deal to be finalised, which could be worth up to £8.2million.

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

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

Standard have refused to confirm they are in talks, but the player's agent Fabio Baglio admitted Fulham were keen.

"Fulham is not the only club interested in Dieumerci, but I consider Fulham the best option," he said.

"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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