CHERRIES are battling Fulham to sign Huddersfield Town winger Isaac Mbenza, according to L'Equipe.

The 23-year-old has fallen out of favour with the Terriers, featuring just six times this season.

His most recent outing came in a Championship win at Stoke City in October.

And in a report translated from French publication L'Equipe, the former Montpellier man "is the subject of a fight between Fulham and Bournemouth".

Mbenza joined Huddersfield on loan last season, featuring 22 times in the Yorkshire club's failed attempt at avoiding relegation from the Premier League.

He made his move permanent in the summer, but has not been able to add to his solitary goal for the club, which came in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United in May.

Mbenza featured for Belgium at the European Under-21 Championships last summer.