Fulham are plotting a summer move for Crystal Palace midfielder Ben Watson as Chris Coleman looks to add midfield reinforcements with Steed Malbranque on his way out at Craven Cottage.

The Lambeth-born England under-21 international has been widely praised for his composed performances in the Palace midfield and the Eagles are not encouraging approaches for their young player of the year. It is believed that Fulham would have to stump out around £2.5m to secure Watson’s signature.