Liverpool defender Joel Matip is being eyed up by Fulham ahead of the January transfer window.

According to A Spor, via Sports Mole, Fulham are considering a move for Matip to improve their defence.

The report claims that Turkish side Fenerbache are also showing an interest in the central defender, who has fallen out-of-favour this season.

He is currently Liverpool’s fourth-choice centre back, with Virgil Van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren ahead of him.

Since joining on a free transfer in 2016, Matip has made 64 appearances in all competitions and scored in a win over Southampton earlier this season.

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Fulham replaced Slavisa Jokanovic with Claudio Ranieri taking over at Craven Cottage, with the report claiming Ranieri has already pinpointed Matip as a potential target.

Liverpool beat Fulham 2-0 last weekend, leaving Fulham bottom of the Premier League after 12 games.

The 27-year-old, Matip, would likely be allowed to leave on loan, rather than a permanent deal.