Experienced Fulham defender Philippe Senderos wants to leave the west London club in the January transfer window unless he can regain his place in the Cottagers’ first team between now and the turn of the year, according to reports in the Sun on Sunday.

The Switzerland international is currently out of favour at Craven Cottage under head coach Martin Jol, and has not played a single match the club so far far in the new Premier League season.

In fact, the 28-year-old even rejected the opportunity to move to Serie A side Parma on a season-long loan deal during the recent summer transfer window, with Senderos preferring instead to remain at Fulham and fight for his place in the first team.

However, the former Arsenal, AC Milan and Everton central defender has now told Jol that he will depart the capital when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year if he is not brought back into the first-team fold before then.

Senderos has been at Fulham since June 2010 when he arrived at the club from Premier League rivals Arsenal on a free transfer, with the Swiss agreeing a three-year deal, before them signing a one-year contract extension with the Cottagers last March.