Fulham advance in their pursuit of Leicester full-back Timothy Castagne as boss Marco Silva looks to add to his squad before Friday’s deadline

Fulham are closing on a deal for Leicester full-back Timothy Castagne.

The 27-year-old can play across the back line and has experience playing at both right back and left back, as well as as a wing back on both sides.

The Cottagers see the Belgian defender as an ideal fit. 

Mail Sport reported last week that Marco Silva’s side were also lining up a move for AZ Alkmaar defender Yukinari Sugawara.

At that point, it was understood the interest in Sugawara was more advanced than in Castagne, but it is unclear whether they will proceed with a move for both. 

Fulham are closing in on a deal for versatile Leicester full-back Timothy Castagne (pictured)

Marco Silva's Cottagers see the Belgian defender as an ideal fit for their ambitious squad

Marco Silva’s Cottagers see the Belgian defender as an ideal fit for their ambitious squad

Mail Sport reported last week Fulham were also lining up a move for AZ's Yukinari Sugawara

Mail Sport reported last week Fulham were also lining up a move for AZ’s Yukinari Sugawara

The pursuit of the Japanese star came after the news that first-choice right back Kenny Tete has emerged as a shock target for Bayern Munich.

Fulham have a firm interest in Japan international Sugawara, who is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League club.

An agreement on personal terms is unlikely to be an issue though there is yet to be deal between both clubs.

Right-back Sugawara, 23, is valued at a mimimum £10million by the Eredivisie club.

Sugawara, who has five caps for Japan, has been a regular for the AZ Alkmaar in recent seasons and is viewed as one of the most consistent full-backs in Holland. 

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