EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Fulham are confident of finalising a move for Newcastle striker Aleksandar Mitrovic over the weekend and it could even be wrapped up today (Friday), Football Insider sources understands.

Mitrovic has been Fulham’s number one target all summer following his successful loan spell at Craven Cottage last season.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that Fulham and Newcastle have made a breakthrough in their negotiations for Mitrovic with Fulham ready to pay up to £20million to land the striker to seal the deal in the coming hours.

Newcastle are now ready to cash-in on Mitrovic now as they know they need to raise money to fund their own transfer plans with Mitrovic not figuring in Rafa Benitez’s plans at St James’ Park.

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic has been determined to bring Mitrovic back to West London and the player himself has snubbed other offers as he wants to return to Fulham.

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The Serbian striker scored 12 goals in 20 games for Fulham to help fire them to promotion to the Premier League.

In other news, the club are working on a deal to sign the most creative player in English football in what would be a sensational transfer.