Fulham have made a £16.5m offer for Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo, according to reports in Spain this evening.

The French centre back is destined to leave the Spanish giants this summer as he is not in the plans of new manager Ronald Koeman and has already met with Barcelona officials to discuss his departure. The 20 year-old, who spent last season on loan with Schalke, has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League with Wolves, Leicester and Everton all reportedly interested in bringing him to England.

Todibo, who came through the Toulouse youth academy, moved to Barcelona in January 2019 having made ten league appearances for the French side. He has only made five senior appearances for Barcelona and struggled on loan at Schalke last season, playing ten games. The young defender has won five caps for France at under-20 level.

Fulham are desperately seeking central defensive reinforcements after losing their first two Premier League games, shipping seven goals. The Londoners are reportedly in talks with Sassuolo over the possible transfer of Brazilian centre back Marlon, but are thought to be looking to sign at least one more centre half to strengthen Scott Parker’s options before the close of the transfer window. Their hefty offer for Todibo reportedly includes another £4.6m in performance related add-ons.