Fulham are lining up a loan deal for stylish Marseille midfielder Morgan Amalfitano.

The France international has two years left on contract but has struggled to settle at Marseille since his move from Lorient in 2011 and is keen to move on.

Fulham head scout Barry Simmonds wanted to take Amalfitano when he was leaving Lorient but the 28-year-old wanted the challenge of playing in the Champions League.

However, he is now ready to come to England where his younger brother Romain is at Newcastle.