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Al Fayed physio vetoed Fulham deal for King

Fulham's deal for Marlon King was scuppered by club owner Mohamed Al Fayed's personal physio, it has been revealed.

Fulham had a £5million offer for King accepted by Watford and the player had also agreed terms.

But boss Roy Hodgson revealed that the medic advised the club not to sign the 27-year-old striker because of a previous knee injury.

King went on to join Wigan and has since denied failing a medical.

Hodgson said: "I wanted Marlon but the final medical examination was carried out by Mohamed Al Fayed's personal physician.

"And he could not offer a guarantee that the knee injury would not re-occur.

"No one said that Marlon was incapable of playing but doubts were raised on the future."

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