FULHAM have beaten QPR to the signing of Wanderers defender Tim Ream.

The Cottagers were successful with an 11th hour bid for the 27-year-old US international and are likely to confirm his arrival this weekend.

The fee is understood to be £1.75m, rising to more than £2m depending on bonuses.

Full reaction from Neil Lennon to come after today’s game with Middlesbrough.