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Fulham full back Cyrus Christie is set to leave Fulham on a permanent basis before the end of the January transfer window.

The Republic of Ireland international has made 68 appearances in his three years at Craven Cottage and been part of two Championship promotion-winning campaigns. But the 28 year-old right back has played just once since Marco Silva succeeded Scott Parker last summer and has spoken publicly of his desire to be playing regular football action.

Christie had been linked with a move to Blackburn or Cardiff City during this window. But reports from Wales this afternoon claim that the Bluebirds have ended their interest in the former Middlesbrough and Derby full back after learning that a loan will not be an option in January. Christie, who came through the ranks at Coventry City, has also reportedly interested Elche and Bologna.