West Ham believe they will land Fulham pair Tom Cairney and Ryan Fredericks this summer, we can exclusively reveal.
Both players have switched to the same high profile agent in the last 12-months, with the idea of leaving Fulham at the end of this season.
Fredericks, 25, is available on a free transfer, and we can reveal that Fulham only became aware of this earlier this year – as their hierarchy believed they had an option to extend – but as they prepared to take that up, it emerged that was not the case.
Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic is known to be seething with the club over their failure to tie down Fredericks – but we understand that he has accepted that Cairney is leaving, indeed it is understood the relationship between the two is ‘frosty’ at best.
Cairney has made it clear to Fulham that he feels he needs to move, whether they are promoted or not – and West Ham are already confident that they can strike a deal to land both players.