Fulham news

Hangeland may move on - agent

March 21, 2013
By ESPN staff

Brede Hangeland appears increasingly likely to leave Fulham as talks over a new deal fail to reach a conclusion, his agent has said.

Brede Hangeland
PA PhotosHangeland remains in negotiations with Fulham

- Jol extends contract - report

Hangeland, 31, is out of contract in the summer, but manager Martin Jol has said on numerous occasions over the course of the season that he is optimistic the centre-back will prolong his stay at Craven Cottage.

However, agent Rune Hauge has indicated that, while the Norway international would be happy to sign an extension, time is running out.

“We are in constant dialogue but, the longer we go on without reaching an agreement, the less likely it is that he’ll stay,” Hauge told aftenposten.no. “However, Brede loves Fulham and they love him. Things could happen in one month or in three months.”

Hauge said several clubs have expressed an interest in Hangeland.

“There have been a number of enquiries about him, including some from top clubs, but no offers,” Hauge said, highlighting the fact Hangeland is not allowed to speak to English clubs until June 1.

Asked whether Queens Park Rangers retained an interest, he replied: “They were in January. Now we will wait and see what happens.”

Hauge also suggested that it was the financial aspect that had prevented Hangeland committing to a new deal with Fulham, but the player himself would not be drawn on the subject.

“I’m obviously not going to reply to that,” Hangeland laughed. “You’ll have to try that question on someone less experienced.”

He added: “I’ll keep my thoughts on my future to myself. It doesn’t serve my interests to speculate about it.”