Fulham are interested in signing the Wolfsburg central defender Sebastiaan Bornauw, according to a report from the Telegraph’s Mike McGrath this afternoon.

Several Premier League sides have scouted the Belgian international this season and head coach Marco Silva has identified central defensive reinforcements as crucial in ensuring the Whites build on a fine first campaign back in the top flight. Wolfsburg are braced for several offers for the 24 year-old former Koln centre half after he made 26 appearances and helped VfL finish eighth in the Bundesliga. They have placed a £10m asking price on Bournaw, who has another three years on his current contract.

The 6ft 3in defender, who has made 56 appearances in two seasons with Wolfsburg, came through the renowned Anderlecht youth set-up making his first-team debut for the Purple and Whites aged only nineteen. He moved to FC Köln in August 2019 for around £7m and quickly established himself as a first-team regular – playing 57 games and scoring seven goals – before signing for Wolfsburg in July 2021.

The Wemmel-born defender, who can also operate as a right back, has won four senior caps for Belgium. He made his debut as a substitute in a friendly draw with the Ivory Coast in October 2020, but has recently forced his way back into the international reckoning following an excellent season with Wolfsburg.