Petric set for Cottage move
Martin Jol is reportedly close to taking striker Mladen Petric to Fulham on a Bosman free transfer.
The Cottagers boss is desperate for new attacking options this summer having lost Andrew Johnson and Pavel Pogrebnyak, who joined Premier League rivals QPR and Reading respectively after their contracts expired at Craven Cottage.
And, it appears Jol has singled out 31-year-old Petric, who he worked with during his time in charge of Hamburg, as the man to fill one of the striker berths for next season.
The Croatian enjoyed a successful spell with the German Bundesliga outfit after scoring 38 goals in 98 games since his switch from Borussia Dortmund in 2008.
However, following a season that was hampered by injury problems, Hamburg opted not to extend Petric's stay and allowed him to leave.
And, despite interest from Spanish sides Malaga, Deportivo and Real Sociedad, it looks like Fulham will win the race for his signature.