Fulham boss Martin Jol is prepared to battle with his former club Hamburg for the signature of Catania's Takayuki Morimoto.
And the Dutchman is thought to have identified Japan ace Morimoto as the man to complete his attacking options.
The 24-year-old holds the record for the youngest player in J. League history, having made his senior bow for Tokyo Verdy at just 15 years, 10 months and six days.
His form earned him a move to Catania, but he has fallen out of favour at the Italian club in recent months and could leave on loan in January.