Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has confirmed there are ongoing talks between Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng and Watford ahead of a proposed move for the Vicarage Stadium.
Fulham have sanctioned Boateng's request to leave the club on loan to secure regular playing time elsewhere and the Hornets have been in pole position to sign the 31-year-old though French side Evian TG have also been in contact of the former AIK Solna player.
Fulham manager Meulensteen has confirmed talks are currently underway and Boateng would leave the club before the closure of the transfer window.
“There has been interest in Derek from Watford and also from Evian in France," Meulensteen told West London Sport.
"There are ongoing discussions between the clubs and the player.”
Boateng moved to the Craven Cottage from Ukrainian side FC Dnipro during the reign of Martin Jol but he has failed to compete with a rather experienced pair of Steve Sidwell and Scott Parker for a place in the Fulham midfield.