Back in early December, a strange story emerged in France regarding Fulham’s alleged interest in Bordeaux’s Diego Contento.

Looking around for a new left-back, the Cottagers tried to first get Maxime Poundjé from the Ligue 1 side, and, when that failed, turned their attention to the former Bayern Munich defender.

However, things didn’t exactly go to plan, as they asked him to play for Bordeaux’s reserves, explaining they’d send scouts to watch him play then, which the 27-year-old didn’t take very well.

Allegedly telling Fulham that if they wanted to see what he could do, they just had to watch videos of his past games, the defender then saw the Championship side walk away from a deal that would probably have sent him to Craven Cottage in January.

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Well, if Fulham are still keen, they can bring him on a free in the summer, as it seems Bordeaux have no interest in keeping him around beyond this season,.

L’Equipe on Wednesday explain the former Germany U20 international’s entourage tried to get a move sorted in January to either Turkey or Italy for a client described by the newspaper as ’one of the great Bordeaux failures’, to no avail.

Yet to play a minute of league football this season, Contento’s French adventure is all but over, and Fulham could benefit once Matthew Targett returns to Southampton.

That’s if they agree to watch video clips of his past performances, of course.