It appears that Fulham are on the verge of securing their goalkeeper for their return to the Premier League.

That’s according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who report on Friday afternoon that Thomas Strakosha ‘is now close to the deal’ with the Cottagers.

If true, this would come as something of a blow to Marek Rodak, who has been at the club since 2013 and has been the main man between the sticks under Marco Silva this season at Fulham.

The Slovakia international has made 33 appearances in the Championship this season, conceding just 26 goals and keeping 14 clean sheets.

However, the arrival of Strakosha would certainly mean him being relegated to a backup spot, as the Athens born Albanian would not be joining from Lazio without guarantees he would be a starter next season.

The 27-year-old has enjoyed a mixed season under Maurizio Sarri, who never found himself settling on a first-choice goalkeeper.

This led to Strakosha running down his contract, which expires next month, and it appears Fulham are prepared to take advantage of that going forward for their big return to the Premier League.