Fulham have emerged as new contenders to sign Steve Sidwell, Sky Sports News understands.
West Ham and then Wolves made approaches to Aston Villa and were given permission to talk with the former Chelsea man.
The Hammers thought they had got Sidwell after he passed a medical and agreed terms, only for the midfielder to return to Villa and open talks with Wolves.
Now Fulham are hoping to persuade Sidwell to come back to London with a switch to Craven Cottage.
The 28-year-old is now set to talk terms with Fulham, before deciding where his future lies in the coming days.