Fulham’s approach for a January move for Leicester City defender James Justin has been rejected according to Football Insider.

The Championship promotion contenders have enquired about signing the 21-year-old on loan for the second half of the season as they look to add further reinforcements to ensure they are still competing at the top of the table come the end of the campaign.

However, the high-flying Premier League side are keen to retain Justin as he bids to remain a part of Brendan Rogers’ first team plans.

Leicester believe that Justin has huge potential following his £7million move from Luton Town in the summer transfer market which could rise to a potential £10million with add-ons.

The full-back has been forced to contend with being a back-up option for Leicester due to the impressive form of Ricardo Pereira.

Justin has so far only made two appearances for the Foxes, both of which have come in the League Cup and he is said to be keen on regular first team football but with Leicester enjoying a hugely successful run and currently in third place in the Premier League it is difficult to see him breaking into the starting XI imminently.

Justin, who can play at left-back or right-back, was named in the League One Team of the Year following his impressive displays at Luton last season which ended with promotion to the Championship.

His performances earned him a move to Leicester but he will be hoping he can force his way into the team from the start in order to showcase the talent he clearly possesses.