Fulham are interested in former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel, 26, who is a free agent after his deal with Ajax expired and he is keen to return to England.

The Dutchman, 26, has resurrected his ailing career at the club where it all started for him and his return to form has alerted Cottagers boss Martin Jol.

Babel’s representatives are hoping to set up a free transfer and the Cottagers are keen on bringing him back.

Dutchman Jol managed Ajax and hopes his links with the club will pave the way for any talks over Babel, whose four goals in 20 games has sparked talk of an international return.