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Done Deal: Fulham close to signing ex-Chelsea defender



Fulham are edging nearer to signing Torino defender Ola Aina on loan, as indicated by reports in Italy.

The right-defender got through the ranks with Chelsea before making his professional debut in August 2016.

The 23-year-old played six times in all competitions for Chelsea under Antonio Conte in 2016/17. He just started two of these games, nonetheless, with the two starts coming in the EFL Cup.

Ola Aina would never build up himself in Chelsea’s first-team, and he spent the following season on loan with Championship side Hull City.

Aina played many times for the Yorkshire outfit during that season, before joining Torino on loan in 2018/19.

After dazzling in his debut year, Torino decided to sign Ola Aina on a permanent basis for a fee of around £9 million the previous summer.

The right-back has delighted in an amazing couple of years in Italy. He has been an ever-present for Torino, as he made many appearances in all competitions.

Nicolò Schira has uncovered that Ola Aina is presently near returning to the Premier League with Fulham.

The ex-Chelsea man looks set to move to Fulham on an underlying loan deal, with a choice to get him the next summer for around €12.5m.

The report includes that the deal incorporates a 10% sell-on clause for Torino for any future offer of Ola Aina.

Fulham have just been occupied this summer having made four new signings. Both Knockaert and Reed have signed permanently after spending previous season on loan from Southampton and Fulham respectively.

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Antonee Robinson has signed from Wigan for around £1.9m, while Mario Lemina has joined on a season-long loan from Southampton.

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