Brede Hangerland is reported to have been targeted by tArsenal to strenthen up the defence but Hangeland insists he has no intention of quitting Craven Cottage.
‘We have been going in the right direction from the time I came here in January last year. Hopefully we can agree a new contract, and then I’ll stay here for a long time.’
Arsenal are rumoured to have made an £8m bid for Hangeland but Roy Hodgson wants to keep his best players and make a challenge for Europa League after a best-ever League finish of seventh.
He will offer the defender a much-improved deal – or attempt to divert Arsenal towards Ajax skipper Thomas Vermaelen, or Steven Taylor from Newcastle by inflating Hangeland’s price drastically.
discuss more on the forum www.goonersworld.co.uk/forum