Fulham ‘to beat Newcastle and Everton to signing of duo’

Fulham are poised to beat Newcastle and Everton to the signings of two highly-rated wingers from Dutch side Heerenveen, The Sun report.

Luciano Narsingh, 21, is tipped to be included in Holland’s Euro 2012 squad, while Moroccan international Oussama Assaidi, 23, is also regarded as a top prospect.

As well as Everton and Newcastle, PSV Eindhoven, Ajax and mega-rich Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala are said to have been interested in them.

But they are believed to be on their way to Craven Cottage in a deal worth £10m after Heerenveen accepted an offer.

The Sun also say Chelsea are set to make Didier Drogba a final offer to stay at Stamford Bridge.

Drogba’s future is in doubt.

The 34-year-old striker’s contract is up at the end of the season and he has been tipped to move to China after rejecting a one-year deal.

But Chelsea are said to be planning to offer him the option of a further 12 months if he delivers next season.

A club source is quoted as saying: “Everyone is keen to keep Didier but the owner won’t be held to ransom.

“He has to be realistic with his demands if he wants to continue playing at the highest level.”

It is claimed that even if Drogba agrees to stay Chelsea will try to sign Napoli striker Edinson Cavani or Real Madrid’s Gonzalo Higuain.

The Daily Mirror and Daily Express both suggest that Pep Guardiola has rejected a fresh approach from Chelsea.

Guardiola, who is leaving Barcelona, is said to have been offered £12m-a-year to take over.

It’s believed the Spaniard’s snub could open the door for Roberto Di Matteo to be given the job at the end of the season, while Germany boss Joachim Loew has also been touted as a contender.

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