Fulham have been linked this morning with a move for the Preston North End striker Ricardo Fuller when the transfer window reopens in January. Chris Coleman would like to bolster his forward options as he is already missing Facundo Sava through injury and his only the inexperienced duo of Elvis Hammond and Calum Willock as alternatives to Barry Hayles and Louis Saha.

The Daily Star reports that Fulham want to talk to the Jamaican forward, who made such an impact with Hearts in the Scottish Premier League that he was headhunted by the former Scotland coach Craig Brown to spearhead the Deepdale attack. Fuller has been struck by injuries this season, but he remains one of the most exciting talents in the First Division. Fulham will face competition from London rivals Tottenham, who are keen to continue their summer spending in an attempt to find a regular partner for Freddie Kanoute.

Coleman will also be looking to reopen negotiations with Arsene Wenger about the long-term availability of the on-loan full-back Moritz Volz. The German under-20 international, who has starred in Fulham’s bright start to the season, has expressed a wish to return to Highbury if he is given assurances about his future. Coleman is known to want to keep Volz, whom he sees as a long-term replacement for Steve Finnan, although Wenger may want to keep the right-back, who may return to Arsenal as a replacement for Lauren, who will shortly discover what his punishment is for his part in the fracas that marred the recent meeting between Manchester United and Arsenal.