Fulham ease Aston Villa-linked Lasse Vigen Christensen injury fears

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Lasse Vigen Christensen suffered another injury setback during an FA Cup outing for Fulham, but the Aston Villa-linked midfielder will not be out for long.

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.

Christensen has been impressing for the Cottagers in the Championship this season, weighing in with five goals.

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.

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