Fulham have once again been linked with a move for Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier and may swoop in January.
The Cottagers were credited with an interest in the 23-year-old in the summer of 2017, with Derby County and Birmingham City also mentioned as possible suitors at the time.
Nothing materialled despite the fact that the defensive midfielder could have been bought for around £3million.
Having seen the youngster make great strides over the past 18 months, the Ligue 1 outfit will certainly demand considerably more if he is to leave, with a fee in the region of £23m now suggested for the Macon-born ace.
New Fulham boss Claudio Ranieri knows that he needs to shore up his defence, with the west Londoners having shipped 35 goals from 14 top-flight games to date.
According to Jeunes Footeaux, Ranieri has targeted Rongier as someone who could make a difference both in defence and going forward, as he has an excellent passing range from deep while providing a screen in front of the back four.