Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky has been handed a lifeline by his former club to put an end to his miserable time on Merseyside.
Konchesky was a £4million summer signing from Fulham, following former manager Roy Hodgson to Liverpool, but since his departure the 29-year-old’s dream move has turned into a nightmare.
He has failed to start a game at Anfield under the stewardship of interim manager Kenny Dalglish, with Glen Johnson recently being the Liverpool chiefs preferred choice even though that is not his natural position.
The Daily Mirror reported this morning that Fulham manager Mark Hughes is keen to bring the Englishman back to Craven Cottage on an initial loan deal for the rest of the season.
Hughes makes no bones about the fact that he is in the market for another left-back with Mexican defender Carlos Salcido reportedly failing to settle to life in England, it has been a problem area for the Fulham boss for much of the season.
A number of clubs are thought to have enquired about Konchesky's availability, but because he has already played for Fulham and Liverpool this season, the only club he can join during this month's transfer window is the Cottagers due to FIFA regulations.
Fulham are now hoping to reach an agreement with Liverpool to sign Konchesky before the transfer window closes on Monday, and Sky Sports News have confirmed that the respective clubs are in ‘advanced talks’ to broker a deal.