Hangeland happy to stay at Fulham

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland says he expects to still be plying his trade at Craven Cottage next season, despite reports continuing to link him with a move elsewhere.

The 6ft 5in centre-back has made 52 league appearances for Roy Hodgson's side since arriving in January 2008, with the 28-year-old's rock-solid form last season helping the Cottagers seal a Europa League place, 12 months after avoiding relegation on the final day of the campaign.

As a result, the Norwegian international - who has featured 50 times for his country - was tipped to join Arsenal earlier this summer, with both Aston Villa and Manchester City reportedly entering the race for his signature in recent weeks.

However, Hangeland insists he is not looking for a big-money move away from west London, and instead is hopeful of agreeing a new deal with Fulham.

"I'm very happy at Fulham and would like a new contract, but then we must agree on something that both parties can be satisfied with," he told TV 2 Sporten.

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