Fulham are apparently keeping a close eye on Liam Trotter’s progress at Millwall.

The Premier League club’s chief scout Barry Simmonds has been a regular visitor to the Den to watch Trotter, who was heavily linked with a move to Fulham back in July. The 23 year-old has yet to sign a new contract with Millwall – his current deal runs until the summer of 2014 – and the Championship side are expecting interest from a number of clubs when the transfer window opens in a few days time, with Fulham reportedly leading the top flight chase.

Trotter began his professional career with his home-town club, Ipswich, but struggled to get a regular game at Portman Road. He made just 26 appearances in four years, often being farmed out to other clubs on loan. After two successful loan spells at Millwall, Trotter signed for the Lions on a free transfer in June 2010. The central midfielder has since made 58 first-team appearances, scoring thirteen goals. He has scored five times in 21 appearances this season.