Fulham may have to battle former boss Scott Parker to secure the signature of Swansea City skipper Matt Grimes, according to a Daily Mail report this morning.

Grimes has entered the final year of his contract at the Liberty Stadium and both Championship sides are keen to supplement their midfield options before the start of the new season. Bournemouth are eyeing potential replacements for Jefferson Lerma, while Fulham are particularly keen to add to their numbers in central midfielder after Mario Lemina’s loan spell from Southampton came to an end this summer. The 25 year-old is widely regarded as one of the Championship’s most consistent midfield operators and has made 124 appearances since signing from Exeter City in 2015.