Watford are exploring alternative destinations for midfielder Domingos Quina in the January transfer window as they consider terminating his unsatisfactory loan at Fulham, according to reports this evening.

The former Portuguese under-21 international joined Fulham on loan from the Hornets on the final day of the August transfer window but has struggled to make much of an impression on Marco Silva’s first-team squad following the return to fitness of promising teenager Fabio Carvalho and captain Tom Cairney. Quina has made just three appearances for the Whites and hasn’t been included in a first-team matchday squad since October.

Watford are eager for Quina to be playing regular football and are ready to recall him from Craven Cottage if they can find a club willing to offer him first-team football. The 22 year-old started Fulham’s 1-0 defeat at Blackpool in September but his only other appearances have come as a substitute in the 4-1 win at Birmingham four days later and in the League Cup against Leeds.