Hangeland in no rush to go anywhere

Fulham defender Brede Hangeland insists he is happy to stay at the club this season, amid reports linking him with a move to Arsenal.

The 6ft 5in stopper 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 53 times for his country - has been linked with moves to Aston Villa and Manchester City. While North London duo Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have also been tipped to sign the centre-back, with the Gunners having already lost defender Kolo Toure to Manchester City, while Philippe Senderos could be on his way to Everton. Hangeland had previously pledged his allegiance to Fulham, insisting he was happy to stay at the club and assist them in their European quest in 2009/10, only to later reveal that he was in no hurry to agree a new deal. But despite Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger revealing that the stopper is on his shortlist, the defender has insisted he has no desire to leave.

"There's been a lot of speculation over the summer and my policy is to comment as little as possible, because the more you say the more speculation there is," he told Sky Sports News.

"So you really have to talk to my agent about that. I'm keen on playing football and doing my job on the pitch.

"That's something I'll think about if that comes about. Right now I'm concentrating on doing a good job for Fulham.

"I've had a great time in the 18 months I've been there. It's a great club, so I'm in no rush to go anywhere."

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