The Cottagers have clinched permanent deals for the Olympiakos striker and Old Trafford youngsters Larnell Cole and Ryan Tunnicliffe, while the the German will arrive on loanEXCLUSIVE
By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent
Fulham closed in on a quadruple swoop on Thursday night after agreeing deals for striker Kostas Mitroglou and Manchester United pair Larnell Cole and Ryan Tunnicliffe, Goal can reveal.
Mitroglou did his own medical at Fulham’s Motspur Park headquarters earlier in the day after the Cottagers agreed a fee worth £11million including add-ons with the Greek club.
Goal understands that Fulham have also agreed permanent deals with United for Cole and Tunnicliffe, and that the youngsters are booked in for medicals at the club on Friday morning.
The quadruple swoop will bolster Rene Meulensteen’s squad as the Londoners attempt to stave off relegation in the second half of the season.
However, Dimitar Berbatov is close to returning to White Hart Lane for a fee of around £1.5 million as Holtby prepares to move the other way.
The deal for Mitroglou will be regarded as a significant statement of intent given the pedigree of the 25-year-old, who has scored 23 goals in 25 matches for club and country this season.
Holtby will add youth and technical quality to Fulham's midfield, which has been criticised for its lack of sophistication this season. The German's loan deal will not include an option for a permanent transfer.
Fulham will pay fees for midfield pair Cole and Tunnicliffe, who are deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
Tunnicliffe, 21, who has made two appearances for United, has just completed a successful six-month loan spell at Ipswich Town.
Cole, 20, an England Under-20 international, has made one substitute appearance for United, in the Capital One Cup.