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Fulham defender Fredrik Stoor could become Sven-Goran Eriksson’s first signing as Leicester manager.

The Swedish defender is eager for first-team football having seldom featured for Fulham and Eriksson is interested in bringing his compatriot to the Walkers Stadium, initially on loan.

Since making a £2.2million move from Rosenborg after Euro 2008, Stoor has made just 10 appearances for the Cottagers.

The 26-year-old went on loan to Derby last season and played 11 league games for Leicester’s Championship rivals.

Although Stoor is happy in London, he made it clear this summer that he wants to leave Fulham. But despite being unable to guarantee him regular football, the Premier League club wanted to keep Stoor on their books.

The Cottagers were hoping to loan Stoor to Sheffield United earlier this season, while Greek side PAOK Tessaloniki were also mentioned, but he has now emerged as a target for Leicester along with Reading’s Liam Rosenior, 26.

“We will see what happens,” Stoor’s agent, Per Jonsson, told Expressen.

“Fredrik likes it in England and London. But we’ll keep our eyes open for different alternatives. “Fredrik,

of course, wants to play games and get better – everyone can understand that.”

Eriksson could secure Stoor’s services on a loan move now then tie up a permanent move in the January transfer window.