Rumours in the French media are linking Fulham with a summer transfer bid for French defender Sylvain Distin.

The Frenchman is currently playing out the stub-end of his contract at Premiership strugglers Manchester City.

With The Cottagers almost sure of another season in the Premiership Manager Chris Coleman will be making plans for strengthening his squad.

Distin has refused to extend his contract at City and Fulham must stiffen their defence with one of the worse goals against performances in the top flight.

Recent claims that Fulham defender Zat Knight was being shipped out in the summer were denied by club sources.