Fulham have been linked with a January move for Manchester United defender Cameron Borthwick-Jackson after the Red Devils decided to cut short his loan spell at Leeds United.

The Daily Mail reports that the Whites have joined Reading at the front of queue for the left back, who was expected to fall down the pecking order at Elland Road after the arrival of Laurens De Bock. The 20 year-old, who has made ten Premier League appearances for the Old Trafford club and also appeared in the Champions League, has struggled to make much of an impression during his loan spell in Yorkshire, making just one league start back in August.

Borthwick-Jackson, an England under-20 international, is a versatile defender, who can play at centre back or at left back. He spent the first half of last season on loan at Wolverhampton Wanderers and is highly rated by many at Carrington. Fulham are keen to bring in reinforcements both at the heart of their defence and at left back, where Rafa Soares has struggled to prove his fitness since arriving at the club on loan back in August.

The Whites have been heavily linked with a loan move for Southampton full-back Matthew Targett but that deal has floundered due to concerns about the England under-21 international’s fitness.