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Fulham skipper Michael Brown is in talks with “another club”, according to the Cottagers boss Lawrie Sanchez.

The 30-year-old midfielder has been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage since the end of the season and Wigan Athletic are reportedly interested in signing the former Manchester City, Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur man with a £2.5million bid tabled.

The Cottagers meanwhile are on a pre-season tour participating in the Barclays Asia Trophy in Hong Kong, but Sanchez is willing to let Brown go especially after the former Northern Ireland boss signed Steven Davis from Aston Villa.

Sanchez said: “Michael Brown is not with us on this tour, in this moment in time he is talking to another club and discussions are ongoing.”

Brown was involved in a violent conduct charge as he head-butted Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso in the penultimate game of last season. He had been subsequently charged and slapped a three-match ban. He will miss the first couple of games in the new season.