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Midfielder Sean Davis, who nearly moved to Everton during the summer, is on the verge of committing his long-term future to Fulham.

Davis was set to leave in the summer but the £5.5m move fell through after he failed to complete his medical.

But the 24-year-old is much happier now after forcing his way back into a side currently fourth in the table.

“I’m in talks with the club and I hope we can sort something out and put pen to paper,” Davis said.

Davis, who missed the start of the season because of a knee injury, readily credits coach Chris Coleman for Fulham’s dramatic improvement this season.

Coleman became the Premiership’s youngest manager when he succeeded Jean Tigana last summer and, since then, the Cottagers have shown they are not afraid of the big sides.

This season, the west London outfit have beaten Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford and drawn 0-0 with Arsenal at Highbury.

“There’s a togetherness,” Davis added.

“We stick together on and off the training ground, and that has shown through because of Chris Coleman’s character. We have respect for him, and he has pulled the squad together.”