EXCLUSIVE By Pete O’Rourke

Fulham are lining up a beat-the-deadline move for Huddersfield defender Florent Hadergjonaj, Football Insider understands.

Hadergjonaj has spent the last two seasons at Huddersfield after joining initially on loan from German side Ingolstadt in 2017 before making the move permanent in 2018.

Fulham boss Scott Parker is looking to add to his defensive options before the transfer window slams shut and a source close to the club has told Football Insider that he has identified Hadergjonaj as a serious target.

The 25-year-old has made over 50 appearances for Huddersfield and he started their opening Championship game of the season against Derby on Monday night.

Hadergjonaj won his first cap for Kosovo in June this year in the Euro 2020 qualifier against Bulgaria.

Huddersfield have already sold former right-back Tommy Smith to Stoke this summer and it remains to be seen if they would allow another right-back in the shape of Hadergjonaj leave in case it leaves them short.

In other Fulham news, the club has made a late move for Cardiff attacker wanted by Bristol City.