Sheffield Wednesday boss Stuart Gray says he is 'very close' to wrapping up a loan deal for a new striker.
Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy says he refused to be 'blackmailed' when it came to Tyrone Mings' future over the summer.
The 26-year-old had been on trial with the Cottagers, featuring in their pre-season friendly programme, and impressed boss Felix Magath enough to earn a contract.
Chihi, who primarily plays out wide, made more then 130 senior appearances for FC Cologne and scored 20 goals since his debut in 2005.
He has become Fulham's eighth signing of the summer, joining on the same day as midfielder Thomas Eisfeld moved to Craven Cottage from Arsenal.
Born in Dusseldorf, Chihi is of Moroccan descent and has made two international appearances for their national team.