Fulham boss Martin Jol admits the club may need to sign a replacement for injured midfielder Mahamadou Diarra.
The former Real Madrid midfielder suffered a suspected knee ligament injury on international duty and he is expected to miss next few weeks of action.
Given that the experienced midfielder has become an important player for the Cottagers, Martin Jol reveals he could sign a replacement for the Mali international.
“So we are still looking to bring someone in and maybe there is another Diarra in the market because sometimes you can do deals with free agents outside the transfer window,” Jol was quoted as saying in Daily Star.
Mahamadou Diarra joined Fulham on a free transfer from Monaco last January and quickly developed into an important member of the side.
The 31-year-old managed to kick-start his career at Craven Cottage and scored 1 goal in 14 Premier League games for the club.
Diarra suffered a serious knee injury while on international duty with Mali and is now set to undergo an operation on his knee.