On Wednesday it looked apparent that Bolton Wanderers and United States defender Tim Ream was on his way to London to sign with Queens Park Rangers. However, according to The Bolton News, Fulham have pulled back in front with a late bid and will sign the American now.
Fulham's bid is reportedly for £1.75m and could rise to more than £2m depending on bonuses.
ESPNFC is also reporting that the 27-year-old center back is own his way to Craven Cottage.
As with all transfer speculation, nothing is concrete until pen is put to paper and everything is finalized. QPR and Fulham both went very hard after Ream. Unless another late bid trumps this latest one, Bolton will be selling him to Fulham after personal terms are agreed and a physical is completed.
Ream got very little playing time at the Gold Cup and as a whole under Jurgen Klinsmann. He's a steady influence in possession, but still has trouble against stronger attacking players. With the USMNT's current troubles in central defense, he has a chance to stake his claim to one of the starting spots if his club situation is settled in a timely fashion.