Fulham are interested in completing a permanent deal to sign Arsenal full back Cedric Soares next month, according to Sky Sports.

The Whites made several enquiries over the summer to sign the Portuguese right back and have made approaches to Arsenal ahead of the reopening of the transfer window. Soares, now 31, has made only two substitutes’ appearances this term and would be interested in moving to Craven Cottage for a chance of further first-team football.

The defender, who joined Arsenal on an initial loan from Southampton in 2020, will be out of contract at the Emirates in the summer of 2024 and is one of a number of Fulham targets to supplement Marco Silva’s options in that position for the remainder of the season. The Cottagers have had an initial offer for Roma right back Rik Karsdrop rejected as Silva seeks to sign a back-up to Kenny Tete following Kevin Mbabu’s disappointing displays since arriving in the summer.