Stuart Pearce is lining up another bid for Fulham midfielder Steed Malbranque in January.

Malbranque turned down a move to the City of Manchester Stadium earlier this summer and Chris Coleman has warned that it would take a monumental offer for the Whites to consider selling their playmaker. Pearce has been a longstanding admirer of the former Lyon midfielder and is not prepared to give up on the idea of bringing him to the north west. He is reportedly ready to submit another offer next month and the Manchester Evening Post claims that Malbranque might be tempted to leave London following City’s improved form this season.