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Fulham have opened discussions with Newcastle United about a potential loan deal for defender Emil Krafth, according to reports this afternoon.

Marco Silva is keen to sign a right back on transfer deadline day after first choice Kenny Tete sustained a serious hamstring injury in the 2-0 win over Hull City earlier this summer. Fulham have been linked with a move for Aston Villa’s Frederic Guilbert, who is understood to more interested in a potential return to France, and the Hertha Berlin full back Deyovaisio Zeefuik but are now waiting to hear whether Newcastle would be willing to let Krafth leave St. James’ Park.

The Swedish international, who has made 42 appearances in three years at Newcastle, can also operate at the heart of the defence and featured in Steve Bruce’s side on the season’s opening weekend against West Ham. The 27 year-old, who played in all four of Sweden’s Euro 2020 fixtures and has won 32 senior caps for his country, has been an unused substitute since the defeat by the Hammers.