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Steve McClaren has targeted Fulham star Zoltan Gera for a January move to Wolfsburg.

The former England boss, desperate to shake up his struggling German side, knows the Hungarian ­forward could fancy a change.

Gera, 31, has failed to hold down a starting place since Mark Hughes replaced Roy Hodgson as Fulham boss, despite being the club’s current Player of the Year after ­outstanding displays in the run to last season’s Europa League final.

He can play on either wing or in the hole behind the main striker. He is desperate for first-team football and would be keen for a move closer to his homeland.

Gera joined Fulham from West Brom in summer 2008 but has often been left out by Hughes despite Fulham’s ­dismal form.

Wealthy Wolfsburg are ­battling to keep out of the Bundesliga relegation places after winning the title two seasons ago.

McClaren is likely to be backed with significant funds in the mid-season window, with Gera high on his wish-list.