Fulham and Bordeaux are looking at Petrus Boumal, Sport Witness has been informed.
The defensive midfielder is currently with Russian side Ural Yekaterinburg and his contract with them will expire in the summer.
Ural Yekaterinburg wanted to retain the Cameroonian by offering him an extension. However, he has decided against signing a renewal and has set sights on changing clubs in the upcoming window.
“I am at age where I have more experience and believe I can take the next step. Maybe trying to find a better club, see where I can go and test my limit,” Boumal told Sport Witness.
“They proposed a new contract. They wanted me to sign a contract. I decided not to sign a contract. But I respect the club and also the president. He did a great job with me and he has always been good to me. He treated me very well. I wish the club all the best.”
Discussion with Fulham are in the preliminary stage. Despite being available on a free transfer and interest from the Championship club, the 27-year-old did not talk about clubs who have approached for him.
“Now I’m free, so it’s easier. I take time and see what options I have. I let my manager deal with it,” he added.
“We are going to choose what’s the best option for my career. I am looking for something where I can enjoy football, where I can play or I can have some goals. I believe I can do something great.
“Why not in England or Germany and I hope I can reach there. I want to push myself and see where I can go.”
Boumal’s representative Gregoire Akcelrod has confirmed being approached by clubs in England and France.
“Petrus’ profile is similar to that of Alex Song. He is strong physically, a clever player, has nice technique, very good passing and is not scared when he has the ball,” Akcelrod told Sport Witness.
“His contract situation makes him a very interesting prospect because of the Coronavirus crisis. I have been approached by clubs in England, both from the Premier League and the Championship and also from France.”
Boumal was previously wanted by Everton and Nottingham Forest, but a move to England never materialised because Ural Yekaterinburg were reluctant to let him leave.
The player will no longer have a hindrance from his club, if he wants to make a move elsewhere in the summer.