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Thursday, October 16, 2008

QPR Set to Sign Loan striker: Hull's Caleb Folan

The incoming striker, according to Dave McIntyre is Hull's almost-26 forward, Caleb Folan, who just made his Republic of Ireland debut as a 93rd minute substitute against Cyprus.

Dave McIntyre BBC/606 - R's turn to Folan and Fulop
Rangers are close to signing Hull striker Caleb Folan and want Marton Fulop to become their first-choice goalkeeper.
Folan will make his debut against Nottingham Forest on Saturday if an initial loan deal is agreed in time.
If it goes through, the move will be with a view to a permanent transfer in January.
Folan, who turns 26 later this month, joined Hull from Wigan for £1m in August last year. He has featured in six Premier League matches this season, scoring once

Fulop, 25, is currently Craig Gordon’s understudy at Sunderland and is top of Rangers’ wanted list as they look for an alternative to both Lee Camp and Radek Cerny.
Camp has been told he can leave if another club comes in for him and Cerny, who has kept him out of the side, will himself be relegated to the bench if Rangers get Fulop.
Peterborough prospect Joe Lewis is an obvious possibility for any higher-division club looking for a keeper, and he was linked with QPR after assistant boss Tim Flowers went to watch him in action.
But Fulop is the man Rangers really want and he will be brought in on an initial loan deal if an agreement can be thrashed out.
Agreeing a fee for any subsequent permanent move could be difficult though, as Sunderland turned down several offers for the Hungary international before accepting a £3m bid from Stoke in the summer.
And they are unlikely to accept much less than that in the near future.
Talks with Sunderland are ongoing and Rangers will also try to persuade them to part with striker Michael Chopra – again on an initial loan deal.
Fulop, who was a team-mate of Akos Buzsaky at Hungarian club MTK, spent three years with Tottenham before signing for Sunderland in 2007. He has since had loan spells with Leicester and Stoke.
Anyone wary of another ex-Spurs reserve in light of Cerny’s displays need not worry. Fulop is a far superior keeper, imposing at 6ft 6in and a proven Championship performer.
He would be a good signing, although he’d do more than well to win as many points for QPR as Camp did before he was axed.
That said, while Brighton have expressed an interest in taking him on loan, no offers for Camp have come in since he was made available for transfer last week." BBC606

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