Kevin Mbabu could be on the move again this month, although it is unlikely to be to Manchester United as some reports overnight have suggested. The Swiss international has struggled to settle at Fulham and is the subject of serious interest from Serie A side Monza.

Raffaele Palladino’s men have made a decent fist of their first season in the top flight of Italian football following promotion from Serie B and they sit thirteenth in the table following a 3-2 win at Cremonese on Saturday. The Lombardy outfit, owned by Silvio Berlusconi’s Finvest conglomerate, are looking for defensive reinforcements – specifically at right back – and have made enquiries about the availability of Mbabu, who has made just seven appearances since moving to Craven Cottage from Wolfsburg in the summer.

Tuttomercatoweb claims that Erik ten Haag has assumed ‘prime position’ in a race to land the full-back, but Fulham have yet to receive an approach from Old Trafford or any other Premier League club. Marco Silva is seeking to supplement his options at right back in this window – with a deal to sign Cedric Soares from Arsenal inching closer to completion – and that is a sign that Mbabu’s playing time in SW6 might be limited.