Fulham could hand Wayne Bridge a World Cup lifeline by offering him first-team football at Craven Cottage.

Chris Coleman is interested in strengthening his options at left back and wants to take the England full back, who has been warned by Sven-Goran Eriksson that he needs to play regularly to go to Germany in the summer, on loan for the rest of the season. Bridge’s first team chances have been severely restricted at Stamford Bridge with Jose Mourinho preferring Asier del Horno.