Fulham manager Martin Jol has kept the door ajar for Mahamadou Diarra to return to his playing list.

The 32-year old Malian midfielder has been training with the Cottagers as he continues to recover from a knee injury and could still be signed to a deal after spending last season in Southwest London.

"Diarra is coming back, he's probably at 50 per cent," said Jol.

"He's not really fit but if there's no contact like in possession games, then he can join us in training. He's not quite there where we want him to be yet."

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