Fulham’s search for a defender during the current transfer window is reminiscent of their previous searches for strikers, and has been just as varied.

The Premier League club have been linked with endless options, whether on loan or via a permanent transfer. Knowing how much Fulham want a new addition, agents will have become involved around European football, and that’s partly why the club have been linked with so many options in recent days.

Timo Baumgartl is the latest option, with Eindhovens Dagblad reporting he’s ‘about to leave’ PSV. The idea is he’d go on loan to the Cottagers for the current season, and it’s reported a purchase option has also been agreed.

He hasn’t been able to make himself a starter for PSV and, not wanting that to continue throughout the season, a transfer has been considered. At 24-years-of-age, Baumgarti wants regular football and it’s believed he can get that should he move to London.

The move isn’t finalised, although it’s made clear a transfer is close… with the player pulled out of the squad for PSV’s match against Fortuna Sittard today.