Buried at the bottom of a Daily Mirror story linking Martin Jol with another move for FC Twente winger Nacer Chadli is a suggestion that Fulham are preparing a £500,000 bid for young Portsmouth winger Ryan Williams.

The Australian teenager has shot to prominence since being promoted to the first-team squad by former manager Steve Cotterill. He made his Pompey debut on the opening day of the season as a substitute at Middlesbrough and has made six appearances for the Championship side so far this term. Fulham’s scouts have apparently alerted Jol to the 18 year-old’s potential and the Premier League outfit might try and take advantage of Portsmouth’s ongoing financial difficulties.

The inference in the report is that Fulham may benefit from Pompey’s desire to settle an outstanding tax bill, with the administrator seeking quick funds to settle an outstanding tax bill.