Fulham are in advanced talks to sign Brighton defensive midfielder Rohan Ince on loan for the rest of the season, according to reports.

Sheffield Wednesday appeared favourites to sign the combative midfielder earlier this week, but it appears as though Fulham will win the race to acquire the 23 year-old after holding talks with the player and his agent.

Ince has struggled to hold down a place in Chris Hughton’s starting line up this season, making only 12 appearances for the Seagulls this campaign.

The Cottagers are looking to strike up a loan deal for the versatile midfielder as they are currently under a transfer embargo so can therefore not make permanent signings.

Ince, who is the nephew of the famous Paul Ince, joined the Chelsea’s academy aged seven and signed a professional contract with the Blues in 2010. He failed to make a single first-team appearance at Stamford Bridge and opted to join Brighton in 2013.

Ince broke into the starting line-up after impressing Oscar Garcia and starred as the Seagulls snuck into the Championship play-offs. But Ince is understood to be frustrated after making just fifteen appearances for Albion this season and Hughton is happy to let him get games under his belt on loan.