Championship and Ligue 1 clubs chase Fulham's Steven Sessegnon

Steven Sessegnon of Fulham during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Arsenal FC at Craven Cottage on October 7, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

HITC Sport understands several Championship and Ligue 1 clubs have enquired about taking Fulham defender Steven Sessegnon on loan.

Steven Sessegnon of Fulham is challenged by Brais Mendez of Celta Vigo during a Pre-Season Friendly between Fulham and Celta Vigo at Craven Cottage on August 4, 2018 in London, England.

Fulham defender Steven Sessegnon is a loan target for a number of Championship and Ligue 1 clubs in January, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Sessegnon, like his twin brother Ryan, has come through the ranks at Fulham and is highly-regarded at Craven Cottage.

 

The 18-year-old, who made his first-team debut last season, has made two appearances in the Carabao Cup so far this term and was on the bench for last week's cup tie at Manchester City.

The youngster plays mainly as a right-back, but can operate at centre-half and in defensive midfield. He represented England from Under-16 level all the way up to Under-19s, helping England win the Under-17 World Cup in 2017.

Slavisa Jokanovic manager of Fulham before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 9, 2017 in London, England.

The talented teenager is down the pecking order in Slavisa Jokanovic's Premier League plans at present and a host of clubs at home and abroad have made enquiries about his availability for loan when the transfer window reopens in January.

Several sides at the top end of the Championship chasing promotion to the Premier League and a number of French Ligue 1 sides have expressed an interest in taking Sessegnon on loan if he is made available.

Sessegnon has just 18 months left on his current deal at Fulham and the club are keen to tie him to a new deal as they weigh up whether or not to sanction a loan move for the player in January.

Paulinho of Brazil and Steven Sessegnon of England in action during the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 Semi Final match between Brazil and England at Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan...

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