By Wayne Veysey

1st Jul, 2020 | 10:30am

Exclusive: Fulham to seal £10.5m new signing in next 24 hours

Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert is set to complete a £10.5million permanent move to Fulham in the next 24 hours, Football Insider can reveal.

The French winger, 28, joined the West London outfit on a season-long loan last summer with a view to a permanent move.

A Fulham source has told Football Insider that the club are working on finalising the deal today.

Knockaert is set to put pen to paper on a four-year contract with the Craven Cottage outfit.

The fee will be around £10.5million.

Capped by France at Under-21 level, Knockaert is widely regarded as one of the outstanding players operating outside of the English top tier.

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He has made 37 appearances in all competitions this season for promotion-chasing Fulham, scoring four goals and supplying five assists.

The Frenchman joined Brighton from Belgian side Standard Liege in January 2016 and played a key part in getting them promoted in the 2016-17 season, when he was named the EFL Player of the Season.

He scored 27 goals in 139 games for the Seagulls and also weighed in with 25 assists.

Knockaert also played for Leicester City for three years after first joining them at the age of 20.

In other promotion news, it can be REVEALED that Leeds have reignited their interest in 15-goal/assist playmaker.

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