Fulham have tabled a £2m offer for Le Mans centre-half Gregory Cerdan, according to the Daily Mirror.

Fulham boss Roy Hodgson is desperate for back-up for central defensive pair Brede Hangeland and Aaron Hughes and 6ft 3in Cerdan fits the bill.

Cerdan, 27, who has also been watched by Blackburn, is likely to be offered a two-year deal by Fulham who have a limited budget after reaching the Europa League.

Cerdan said: “I am interested in the Premier League and if a deal happens then I will take the opportunity. But I will also stay at Le Mans without any problems.”

Hodgson had been interested in signing Swiss defender Philippe Senderos but baulked at Arsenal’s £8m asking price.