Slavisa Jokanovic wants Fulham to complete a deal to sign Bristol City centre-back Aden Flint.
Head coach Jokanovic is hoping to add Flint, 27, to his squad but the Whites hierarchy are less keen, having brought in Marcelo Djalo and Tomas Kalas on loan.
Jokanovic also likes Watford’s Craig Cathcart and Grant Hanley of Newcastle.
However, as in the case of Flint, Fulham’s statistical analysis team are unconvinced they would be good acquisitions.
Meanwhile, Middlesbrough have enquired about Tim Ream but Fulham want the United States international to stay.