Hodgson: No bids for Hangeland

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson says no club has made an approach for defender Brede Hangeland, and he therefore expects the Norwegian to remain a Cottager in 2009/10.

The 6ft 5in stopper has made 52 league appearances since arriving in January 2008, with the 28-year-old's rock-solid form last season helping the West Londoners 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, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal. But despite Gunners' boss Arsene Wenger admitting that the stopper is on his shortlist, the defender has insisted that he has no desire to leave Craven Cottage.

And Hodgson has since stated that nobody has made a bid for his prize asset.

“There has been no approach from any club for Hangeland and as a result we're expecting him to play for us this season,” he told Sky Sports.

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