Fulham have made contact with Porto midfielder Mateus Uribe over a potential free transfer this summer, according to reports in the Portuguese press.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claims that the Whites are leading the race to sign the 32 year-old, who is believed to be ready to leave the Dragons this summer, but discloses that he has rejected substantial interest from Marseille. Fulham, alongside Atletico Madrid, are apparently ‘at the top of his preferences’ with informal discussions having already taken place between the Cottagers and representatives of the player.

The Colombian international is thought to be keen on remaining in Europe after a successful spell with Porto, which saw the defensive midfielder win back-to-back domestic doubles, and intrigued by the prospect of playing in the Premier League. Fulham face competition from a number of other suitors including sides in Italy, Brazil and across the Middle East for a player who has long featured on their list of transfer targets.