Bristol City are aiming to take Fulham full-back Steven Sessegnon on a season-long loan, according to reports this morning.

New City boss Dean Holden has made adding a right back to his squad one of his top priorities during the summer transfer window after Pedro Pereira’s loan from Benfica finished at the end of last season. Fulham are open to letting their academy graduate go out on loan to add his development but are yet to make a final decision on Sessegnon’s future, with their squad having only returned to pre-season training at Motspur Park yesterday.

Sessegnon, who made fourteen appearances as Fulham won promotion via the Championship play-offs last season, appears unlikely to gain further first team football at Craven Cottage this term with Denis Odoi and Cyrus Christie ahead of him in the pecking order and the Whites reportedly eager to bring in another right back before the start of the new campaign. The 20 year-old wouldn’t be short of suitors should Fulham decide to send him out on loan with Swansea City, managed by Steve Cooper – who had Sessegnon in his England Under-17 side that won the World Cup in 2017, and Reading also apparently monitoring his availability.

Sessegnon, the twin brother of now-Tottenham winger Ryan, has long been regarded as one of Fulham’s brightest young talents. He made his professional debut in a League Cup win at Wycombe Wanderers under Slavisa Jokanovic in 2017 and was handed a first league start by Parker in the 2-1 victory over Huddersfield last August. He has made 21 senior appearances for Fulham, who have turned down several approaches from Spurs for his services over the past few years.