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Fee Agreed: Aston Villa Closing In On £12m Fulham Striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: Ross McCormack of Fulham in action during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Fulham and Stoke City at Craven Cottage on September 22, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

Aston Villa and Fulham have agreed a fee for the transfer of striker Ross McCormack, the selling club have announced this morning.

Though they have not disclosed the size of the offer, it is believed to be in the region of £12m, having rejected a £10m offer from Norwich recently.

The 29-year-old signed for Fulham in an £11m deal from Leeds in 2014, and his 42 goals in 100 appearances for Fulham has seen him maintain his reputation as one of the most prolific finishers in the division.

Villa, now under the management of Roberto Di Matteo and ownership of Tony Xia, are looking to return to the Premier League at the first time of asking, and as such are prepared to spend big to make sure that happens.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Aston Villa manager Roberto Di Matteo looks on during the pre- season friendly between Aston Villa and Middlesbrough at Villa Park on July 30, 2016 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Thus far, they have signed Tommy Elphick, Pierluigi Gollini and Aaron Tshibola for a combined £12m, an outlay set to be doubled with the arrival of McCormack.

The Scottish international will now travel to Villa Park for talks and a medical, before being confirmed as Di Matteo’s newest signing in the coming days.

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Author: The PA Team

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