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Fulham deal in place for Sassuolo defender Marlon Santos

Fulham have a deal in place for Sassuolo defender Marlon Santos.

The Cottagers have snapped up centre-back Marlon from Italian club Sassuolo for £13m as Scott Parker looks to strengthen his side's defence.

The deal will be finalised soon with part of the transfer fee to go to Barcelona, according to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Sassuolo director Giovanni Carnevali confirmed the negotiations and said: "We had an offer from Fulham, an important one, so we are evaluating it and the negotiations are in progress.

"We'll see over the next few days if we can conclude them."

Santos, 25, left Barca in 2018 to join Sassuolo for an inital fee of £5.5m, with the Serie A side to pay another £.5.5m when he had played 50 games.

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