Former Arsenal captain Gilberto Silva is being lined up for a return to the Premiership.

The Times says Gilberto has attracted interest from Premier League clubs including Fulham after his performances for Brazil this season.

He has two years left on his contract at Panathinaikos, whom he joined last summer, but several Premier League clubs hope to offer him a better platform so that he can secure his starting place in the Brazil team for the World Cup finals next summer.