This article suggests that Fulham have joined Wigan in the race to sign Sporting Gijon left back Roberto Canella.

Roberto Martinez has been tracking Canella as a possible replacement for Maynor Figueroa, although the Latics have been at pains to deny rumours linking the defender with a move to Sunderland.

The News of the World says Roy Hodgson has had scouts at three Sporting games to provide a detailed report on the Spanish under-21 international and could be preparing a £4m move. Fulham are short of cover for Paul Konchesky, who came off injured at Blackburn on Sunday.

Canella has played fifteen league games in La Liga this season, scoring one goal.