Middlesbrough are trying to sign Fulham winger Neeskens Kebano on loan before the end of the transfer window, according to Football Insider.
Neil Warnock’s side had tried to take Aboubakar Kamara on loan earlier this afternoon but the French forward has reportedly turned Middlesbrough down in favour of a move back to France with Dijion. Boro have now moved on to Congolese winger Kebano, who had been linked with a loan away from Craven Cottage earlier this week.
Kebano has made just a single league appearance all season – he started the opening day defeat at the hands of Arsenal – and he is unlikely to get any further regular first-team football at Fulham after Scott Parker’s side were knocked out of the FA Cup at the fourth round stage by Burnley last month. The 28 year-old winger, who helped the Whites reach the top flight with five goals in as many games that carried them to the Championship play-off final, has slipped down the pecking order following the arrivals of Ademola Lookman and Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan.
The Congolese international has scored fifteen goals in 99 appearances for Fulham since signing from Genk for £3.5m in August 2016. Kebano will be keen to find more regular football as DR Congo are battling to reach the delayed Africa Cup of Nations finals, which are scheduled to held this summer. He could join Marcus Bettinelli, who has helped Middlesbrough move to within two points of the Championship play-offs, at the Riverside Stadium if a deal is finalised before the 11pm deadline.