There is still every chance that Aston Villa will make a formal approach for Lasse Vigen Christensen during the January transfer window.
Paul Lambert is said to have been tracking the highly-rated Fulham midfielder for some time and is ready to make his move.
AT just 20 years of age, he is a hot prospect for the present and future.
Villa would welcome the opportunity to add the Denmark U21 international to their books and will be pleased to hear that a knock which forced Christensen off in FA Cup third round competition against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday is not as bad as first feared.
Fulham boss Kit Symons said: "It’s disappointing. I’m kicking myself a bit because I had ruled Lasse out completely and then on Thursday he was doing 75% training with the physios and they said he was absolutely fine.
"Yesterday we tested him at 100% and he was fine but in the first half he just felt something very, very slightly. So I wish I had stuck with my original plan but he hasn’t done any more damage."
Villa need to find a spark from somewhere, with their attacking unit still misfiring.
They are the lowest scorers in the Premier League and would be delighted to welcome a man capable of chipping in from midfield into their top-flight ranks.
Fulham have left themselves open to raids from afar, with a difficult campaign back in the second-tier leaving them in the bottom-half of the standings and 12 points adrift of the play-off places.