Fulham are keen on signing left back Kristian Pedersen from their Championship rivals Birmingham City ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline, Football Insider understands.

Joe Bryan has been Scott Parker’s undisputed first choice on the left hand side of the defence this season, but there’s precious little competition for the Englishman at Craven Cottage.

A Fulham source has told Football Insider that the Whites like the look of Pedersen, 25, but that they’d need to offload a player within the coming hours to sign him.

Football Insider revealed earlier this week that Premier League outfit Watford have made an approach to sign Pedersen, only to be rebuffed because they didn’t offer enough to entice the Blues.

It remains to be seen whether the Cottagers can stump up the cash Birmingham want, but either way they’d need to offload someone first.

Pedersen has been a regular starter for Pep Clotet’s side this campaign, making 31 appearances in all competitions and scoring three times.

Football Insider also revealed earlier this month that Southampton were sniffing around Bryan, so perhaps Parker sees Pedersen as a potential successor to his starting left back.

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Fulham are very much pushing for promotion back to the top flight this term and currently sit in fourth spot, four points off the automatic promotion places.

Birmingham, on the contrary, are sat down in 18th and, while it doesn’t look like there’s much chance of relegation, they don’t have a whole lot left to play for.

In other Fulham news, Football Insider can reveal that a European side have opened talks over a pre-contract agreement with a Whites midfielder.