ClaretndHugh has discovered exclusively that the player is an identical situation to that faced by newly signed midfielder/defender Cheikhou Kouyate at the same stage of his negotiations.
A source told us:”Timothee is desperately keen to join the club but despite reports in Europe to the contrary, we still haven’t agreed a fee.
“We’ve been very encouraged by the player’s attitude as it’s clear he wants to play for us and he will be arriving in London this week for talks with the co-chairman.
“However, the club doesn’t feel under pressure at this stage as it had several other options although Kolodziejczak is a player they’d like to get.
“He’s been on the radar for some time and our negotiators will be hoping to tie things up quickly.”