Nantes are planning to table an audacious January bid for Fulham winger Floyd Ayite, according to various reports in France this afternoon.

The Togo international has only been at Craven Cottage for six months after signing from Bastia in the summer and has enjoyed an excellent start to his Fulham career, scoring four goals in his last three outings. Fulham would give short shrift to any attempt to prize their in-form winger away from London and the 28 year-old forward told the Football League paper only last week how much he was enjoying life at his new club and was determined to help the Whites return to the top flight.

Nantes are actively seeking alternatives to former Fulham winger Alex Kacaniklic, who has only managed ten appearances signing leaving Craven Cottage on a free transfer last summer, and may also be actively interested in signing Bournemouth’s Max Gradel. Ayite, who is under contract with Fulham until the summer of 2019, is shortly due to fly out to Gabon to represent Togo in the African Cup of Nations.