Sky Sports are reporting that Simon Grayson has made Fulham’s David Stockdale his new number one target to replace the departed Kasper Schmeichel.

The Whites are reportedly requesting a season long loan deal for the Leeds-born 25 year old.

Earlier today it was reported that the deal to bring Andy Lonergan to Elland Road had hit a bump as the club and player were struggling to agree personal terms. It’s been suggested that the stumbling block in negotiations may have been Lonergan’s wage demands as he is believed to be Preston’s highest earner pocketing £15,000 per week.

We can only speculate at the moment, but reading between the lines it seems the proposed transfer of Lonergan may have fallen through, thus forcing Simon Grayson to focus his attention elsewhere.

Stockdale does have some Premier League experience with Fulham but has spent the majority of his three seasons at the club on loan with Leicester City, Rotherham United and Plymouth Argyle.

Simon Grayson however faces stiff competition for the Fulham keeper with Premier League new boys, Swansea City also in the chase.