Russian striker Pogrebnyak joins Fulham

Fulham have signed Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak from German club Stuttgart.

The 28-year-old, who has previously been linked with Arsenal, has joined the Whites for the rest of the season with a view the completing a permanent move in the summer.

He arrived at Craven Cottage as Bobby Zamora was finalising his move from Fulham to west London neighbours QPR.

Pogrebnyak joined Stuttgart in 2009 after a two-year spell with Russian side Zenit St Petersburg. He started his career at Spartak Moscow.

Fulham have also confirmed the arrival of highly-rated Australian midfielder Ryan Williams from Portsmouth.

The 18-year-old has moved for an undisclosed fee and has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract.

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