Before the start of the 2018/19 season, Fulham tried to bring Dedryck Boyata to the club from Celtic following his impressive displays for Belgium at the World Cup in Russia.

The Cottagers were unsuccessful in their efforts as their bid for the 28-year-old was rejected by the Scottish Premiership outfit.

Today’s edition of Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad now claims that after last summer’s disappointment, the Premier League outfit are ‘still interested’ in signing the centre-back.

Any approach from Claudio Ranieri’s side for the Bhoys player in January will see them face a ‘lot of competition’.

Boyata’s contract with his current employer will run down at the season and he’s been very clear, often via his agent, that he won’t sign a new deal. If Brendan Rodgers’ side decide to sanction his sale this month, they could cash in €2m from his exit… according to the Belgian reports.

In Glasgow they’d probably expect more. 

However, the defender has not made a decision whether to leave Celtic in the winter market or in the summer and if he waits till June, Boyata will have more options because he’ll be a free agent.