Craven Cottage defender is a wanted man.
A number of Premier League sides have made enquiries into the possibility of signing Fulham defender Brede Hangeland, according to Sky Sports.
Hangeland’s current deal expires this summer and so far Fulham haven’t been able to secure him to a new deal.
The players agent, Rune Hauge, has admitted that the American-born Norwegian international could still stay at Craven Cottage, though the longer and deal takes to be thrashed out then the likelihood of him moving on increases greatly.
Everton, Arsenal, Aston Villa and Liverpool are all thought to be keen on bringing Hangeland on board.
“We are still negotiating,” Hauge said recently, “But the longer it takes to reach an agreement, the chance that he will stay is decreasing.”
The player himself is rumoured to be happy in West London, but hasn’t ruled a move out. At 31, his chances of adding some silverware to his cabinet in England are diminishing – the closest he’s come to winning anything with Fulham was in the Europa League in 2010, to which Fulham made it to the final but lost to an impressive Atletico Madrid.
Signed from Copenhagen in 2007, Hangeland has made nearly 250 appearances for Fulham. He would be an asset to any defence looking to add some height and positional know-how, as well as providing a genuine goal scoring threat from set pieces.
The 6’6 stopper is aware of the interest from other clubs, but at the moment he is unable to speak with any English sides about a move. That can be expected to change soon though as his list of admirers will undoubtedly double if negotiations with Fulham happen to stall.