Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen wants to snap up Spanish star Sergio Canales on loan from Valencia.

Skillful Canales will be farmed out by the La Liga outfit, who are happy to put him in the shop window for a possible sale.

Attacking midfielder Canales – also linked with Everton this week – joined Valencia from Real Madrid and has been capped by Spain at age-group level from Under-16s to Under-21s but has been dogged by injury after an exciting start of his career.

The Cottagers, currently just one point and one place above the bottom three, see the 22-year-old as a shrewd addition for their survival fight – with Meulensteen aware that his former employers Manchester United were once after him.