Fulham agree £7m deal with Solomon for Premier League return

Marco Silva will take his side to Derby on Friday knowing a win there will put them within touching distance of automatic promotion. If Luton beat Nottingham Forest, Fulham’s place in the Premier League next season will be confirmed.

Silva is already planning for the future and is set to complete a £7m deal for 22-year-old Israeli Solomon, who was allowed to leave the Ukrainian club after the Russian invasion. The winger looks set to replace Fabio Carvalho, who will join Liverpool for an initial fee of £5m this summer.

Regardless of other results this weekend, two wins – against Derby and then Preston at home on Tuesday – will be enough to lift Fulham.

Fulham lost 3-1 at home to Coventry on a rare away day last Sunday, but Silva insists they don’t feel the pressure to cross the line.

“I don’t see any reason for there to be pressure,” he said. “It’s normal in our job and we have to be comfortable with that pressure and up for the challenge.”

Elsewhere in the Championship, Millwall will face Preston and Hull over the next four days as they attempt to crash into the play-offs.

The Lions are four points out of the top six with five games remaining and therefore can’t afford to slip up any longer.

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