Fulham boss Martin Jol admits the club are no closer to agreeing a new deal with star defender Brede Hangeland.
The Norwegian centre-back has entered the final year of his contract at Craven Cottage and it appears he won’t be signing a contract extension.
Fulham boss Martin Jol is desperate to keep hold of his prized asset, but confesses that the talks over a new deal are not progressing well.
“That will take a bit longer because we don’t talk to him every day but there will be another appointment as we try to keep him here for the long term,” Jol was quoted as saying in Daily Mail.
“If that is not possible then we will try to keep him for the next two years.”
The player’s agent said in August that contract extension looked unlikely, so everything suggests the Norway international will be leaving the club next summer.
Brede Hangeland has been one of star performers for the Cottagers ever since he made a €4.7 million switch from FC Copenhagen in January 2008.
The 31-year-old has made a total of 164 Premier League appearances for the Cottagers, scoring 8 goals in the process.