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Fulham striker eyes Cottage exit

Former Croatia boss Slaven Bilic has Mitroglou on his radar

Misfit: Mitroglou

Turkish giants Besiktas want to end Kostas Mitroglou’s misery by taking him on a one-year loan – and then buying him outright if all goes well.

The Greek striker has suffered the season from hell after joining Fulham for a record £12 million in January.

First injured, and then plum out of form while making a paltry three appearances and no goals to show for it, he got a mere 30 minutes off the bench as Greece capitulated 3-0 to Colombia in their opening World Cup match on Saturday.

Fulham are thought to want the money back they paid Olympiakos, but may be willing to compromise over a share of the 26-year-old’s near £40,000-a-week wages.

Down: Greece's Kostas Mitroglou suffers the pain of deafeat

Mitroglou has refused to comment on where he will play next season, preferring to concentrate on his country’s endeavours in Brazil.

“I do not want to talk about next season," he said.

"I prefer to stay committed to the national team and the big summer ahead.

"It is a big honour to play in a World Cup and I want to be committed to this feast of football."

 

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