Reports are suggesting that FC Porto will allow Steven Defour to leave the club this month.

The 25-year old Belgian midfielder is a target for both Aston Villa and Fulham and it is believed that he will depart Portugal this winter for a possible Premier League move.

However, it is not yet clear whether Porto will sanction the sale of Defour or simply him out on loan for the remainder of the season.

Defour has made just eight Primeira Liga appearances so far this term and is eager to gain regular first team football ahead of this summer's World Cup.

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