Greening poised for Fulham switch

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Fulham are closing in on the signing of West Brom skipper Jonathan Greening, according to Baggies boss Roberto Di Matteo.

The negotiations between the clubs prompted Di Matteo to opt against playing the 30-year-old midfielder in last night's 3-2 win at Peterborough.

Greening handed in a transfer request after a £4m offer from Fulham was rejected last month.

"Basically the two clubs are negotiating," Di Matteo told the club's official website, www.wba.co.uk.

"His team-mates are fighting for a cause. I didn't feel it was right for him to be involved last night.

"He's been a great professional for us. I spoke to him before the game.

"There has been a lot going on for him in the last five or six weeks but, once again, I have to emphasise he's been very good for us.

"He's been a true professional and it was my decision to pull him out last night."

Following a quiet two months in the transfer window that saw only Stephen Kelly and Bjorn Helge Riise sign, there has been a flurry of activity at Craven Cottage this week.

Republic of Ireland winger Damien Duff joined from Newcastle for £4m yesterday and a decision on Greening is expected within 48 hours.

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