ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 07: Jeromen Boateng (R) of Germany battles for the ball with Burak Yilmaz of Turkey during the UEFA EURO 2012 Group A qualifying match between Turkey and Germany at Tuerk Telekom Arena on October 7, 2011 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)
Turkish press are saying they've spoken to Burak Yilmaz whilst on his holiday in Cesme and that he's 80% sure that he'll join Lazio in the coming days. This will be a blow to Fulham as we've been rumoured to be talking to Yilmaz for some time and his agent was in London a couple of weeks ago to meet with Fulham and Spurs representatives. The fee agreed with Trabzonspor is Eu 5 million. Initally Lazio offered EU 2.2 million per annum which was rejected but they've now offered 2.5 million which the player is happy with.
Below is what he had to say:-
"I know that Trabzonspor and Lazio are still talking but I believe the outcome of these talks will be positive.To this I cannot say the deal is finished but I'm 80% sure that next season I will be playing in Italy. Within days I hope this should be finalised"
I'm sure we have many targets up our sleeves but this could be potentially 2 major strike targets lost in the space of a few days.