Fulham lining up Aston Villa’s Lowton and Roma’s Stekelenburg

With Premier League football guaranteed at Craven Cottage for another campaign next season, Fulham boss Martin Jol has already begun planning his potential summer acquisitions. The Cottagers are lining up a double capture of Matthew Lowton from Aston Villa and goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg of Roma, says the Daily Mail.

Lowton has been a consistent performer for Villa in their season of struggle, and his availability may well depend on the Villains future in the top flight.

The 23-year-old scored his own goal of the season contender in an away victory recently at Stoke, and has shown his versatility throughout the year as a right-back or central defender. Jol is willing to spend £5m to capture the services of the former Sheffield United youngster.

With the Dutchman set to allow David Stockdale to leave after a successful loan spell with Hull, he wants to revisit a longer-term target in Stekelenburg. The Dutch goalkeeper nearly completed a move to west London on transfer deadline day, but it fell through. Roma value the former Ajax stopper at £5m.

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