Mickael Tavares is on the brink of signing for Fulham.

The Sun says Fulham boss Martin Jol knows the French-born Senegal midfielder from his days as Hamburg boss.

Fulham lost a host of key midfielders this summer including Mousa Dembele, Clint Dempsey and Danny Murphy.

Free agent Tavares, 29, had a spell on loan at Middlesbrough two years ago.