Fulham want to find a buyer for Bryan Ruiz in January, according to the Sunday People.

After the loan capture of old boy Clint Dempsey, Craven Cottage boss Rene Meulensteen needs to make room in his 25-man squad for more new recruits in the transfer window.

The Dutchman has backed the struggling Costa Rica forward , but after more than two years in West London, Ruiz, 28, has failed to adapt to the Premier League and the club will let him go if they receive an offer of around £5m .

Ruiz’s failure to live up to what was expected of him played a part in the downfall of previous manager Martin Jol, who was not allowed to spend so lavishly again.

Ruiz was signed from Dutch club Twente Enschede in 2011, but has scored just eight times in 67 league games.

Dimitar Berbatov may also be on his way in the mid-season window, with Newcastle showing an interest. Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng is also likely to move on.