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Fulham look to reinforce with Chelsea’s Bertrand

• Fulham keen to bolster resources in struggle against relegation
• Bertrand has seen chances to impress at Chelsea restricted

Fulham have inquired as to the availability of Ryan Bertrand as they seek to bolster their ranks in the struggle against relegation.

The Chelsea left-back, who boasts two England caps, has started only one Premier League game this season under José Mourinho, together with two Capital One Cup ties, having been hampered by injury. However, with César Azpilicueta excelling at left-back and competing with Ashley Cole for a first-team place, the 24-year-old is effectively available for transfer and keen to secure first-team football.

Fulham have been told there is no guarantee they would succeed with a move for the 6ft 7in Brondby striker Simon Makienok. The club have been quoted a £3.3m fee and could try to sign the 23-year-old if, as expected, Dimitar Berbatov leaves.

Makienok's agent, Michael Stensgaard, said the Denmark international was in "no rush" to move.


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