Manchester United winger Larnell Cole has emerged as a surprise January transfer target for Fulham, according to the Daily Mail.
The 20-year-old forward - who came through the youth ranks at Old Trafford alongside the departed Paul Pogba and Ravel Morrison - has been identified by the Cottagers as a man to help save them from the drop.
Rene Meulensteen has been credited with an interest in a number of Manchester United's fringe players, having spent time working for the Premier League champions under the former stewardship of Sir Alex Ferguson.
The recently installed Fulham boss is hoping to return to his old club as he bids to step up his recruitment drive at Craven Cottage, and will ask current incumbent David Moyes for Cole's services.
Meulensteen knows the player well from his spell in charge of the Manchester United academy, and hopes to reach an agreement for Cole, who has only made one appearance in the first-team.
The recent rise of Adnan Januzaj shows that Moyes is willing to give youth an opportunity in the post Ferguson era, but has so far refrained from selecting Cole, who could be given a taste of Premier League action at Fulham.