Fulham are preparing a £10 million January swoop for Swansea winger Scott Sinclair, according to Goal.com.
Martin Jol and his staff are keeping close tabs on the England Under-21 international and his club colleague Nathan Dyer as the struggling Premier League club aim to beef up their forward line in the second half of the season.
Goal.com claims that the Fulham manager is targeting a fast, wide player who can add greater penetration to the team's left flank.
Sinclair has moved to the top of Jol's shopping list after maintaining his impressive form of last season, when he led Swansea to promotion from the Championship, in the early months of his return to the top division.
The £1.5m signing from Chelsea has scored three goals - all from the penalty spot - for the Welsh club this season and emerged as a key figure in their bid to stay in the Premier League.
But the 22-year-old has only 18 months remaining on his Swansea contract and has yet to begin talks with the club about a new deal.
Fulham are closely monitoring Sinclair's situation as they weigh up their options ahead of the January window. His 23-year-old team-mate Dyer, who operates on the right flank, is also an option after adding far greater end product to his game over the last 12 months.
Sinclair's career had stalled at Stamford Bridge, which had included loan spells at six different clubs, and it was not until his move to the Liberty Stadium last summer that he began to fulfil the promise that persuaded Chelsea to sign him when he was 16.
Sinclair scored 27 goals for Swansea last season, including a hat-trick in the Championship play-off final win over Leicester City, after following his mentor Brendan Rodgers to south Wales.
It is believed that Swansea value Sinclair at around £10m, a value that Fulham could only match if Jol offloads some of the fringe players from his squad.
Fulham will also move for a new right-back in January after learning that defender Zdenek Grygera is facing six months on the sidelines after rupturing knee ligaments in the 3-1 defeat by Tottenham last weekend.
A centre-forward is the other position that Fulham are looking to reinforce as they aim to build on a disappointing start to the season that has left them only one point and two places above the relegation zone.