Fulham are interested in signing American international defender Cameron Carter-Vickers, according to various reports this afternoon.

The 24 year-old has been outstanding form as Ange Postecoglou’s side have set the pace at the top of the Scottish Premiership this season and is set to be watched by Gregg Berhalter’s assistant Anthony Hudson at the final Old Firm derby of the campaign this weekend ahead of a possible international recall. Carter-Vickers has made 41 appearances for Celtic, scoring four times, during his loan spell from Spurs, where he is understood to be surplus to requirements.

Celtic have the option to make the American’s move permanent for a fee rumoured to be around £6m, but there are doubts over whether they will be able to stump up the cash. Carter-Vickers has been a longstanding Fulham transfer target and the Whites are on the hunt for central defensive reinforcements ahead of their return to the Premier League, with Tim Ream, Michael Hector and Alfie Mawson all expected to leave Craven Cottage this summer.

Fulham will face significant competition for the Southend-born defender, with Southampton also apparently ready to offer him a shot at top flight football. Wolves, Burnley and Leicester City have also been linked with a summer move for the 6ft 1in stopper.