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Brentford transfer activity should inspire Fulham hope in Ezri Konsa pursuit

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Brentford transfer activity should inspire Fulham hope in Ezri Konsa pursuit

Brentford appear to have secured two new centre-backs giving Fulham hope of a £12 million deal.

Fulham may have been given a boost in their transfer pursuit of England under-21 international Ezri Konsa. 

It appears Brentford are closing in on a deal for Leeds United defender Pontus Jansson. West London Sport is reporting that the Swedish international could make a £5 million move this summer. The report claims Brentford are ‘close to sealing’ the transfer. 

The Yorkshire Evening Post has suggested a fee closer to £5.5 million, but regardless, it seems Brentford have another centre-back arriving from Yorkshire. 

The Bees have already secured a deal for Ethan Pinnock this summer. The Barnsley man joined in a deal reported by the Yorkshire Post to be worth £3 million. 

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This £8.5 million splurge on defenders could certainly give Fulham renewed hope of a transfer deal of their own. 

Fulham, who themselves were recently linked with Jansson, are seemingly keen on the England under-21 international. 

 

Sky Sports reported last week that the Cottagers are interested in meeting his £12 million release clause. That clause is reportedly not as cut and dry as bid and accept. Brentford are said to ‘have other contractual protections in place’ even if a rival meets the £12 million fee.

So it seems a deal is not automatic, if Fulham, for example, met the clause.

However, now that Brentford seemingly have replacements covered, such a deal has never looked more likely. 

If Fulham are ready to raid their West London rivals, now might be the perfect time to do so.

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