Fulham have emegered as contenders to sign Brian McBride after the USA international had earlier looked poised to join Blackburn Rovers.

Fulham manager Chris Coleman is looking to strengthen his striking options with unsettled Louis Saha intenet on a switch to Manchester United.

Rovers have been pursuing the Columbus Crew forward for a matter of weeks and were believed to have been close to completing a deal for the striker who impressed druing a loan spell with Everton lasst season.

Ultimately, it looks as if the final choice on his destination will be left to the 31-year-old.