Edwin van der Sar has put pen-to-paper on his contract extension at Fulham.

The Dutch international has been in talks for the last week over a proposed two-year deal, which he has now agreed.

A number of clubs had shown an interest in the former Juventus star, including Spanish side Levante just in the last few days.

However, van der Sar has finally ended all speculation regarding his future.

“I have enjoyed my time at Fulham since I joined in 2001 and my family are happy and settled here,” said van der Sar.

“It is important that I play at the highest level to maintain my national team ambition and I know that the chairman and the manager have high aspirations for the club.

“We have had an unsettled start to the season, but with players returning from injury and key players like Luis [Boa Morte] pledging their future to the team, the prospects are positive for Fulham and I am happy to be part of that.”

A delighted Chris Coleman added: “Ed is a very influential player for us both on and off the pitch and has proved himself as a real leader when taking the captain’s armband. During the transfer window the media speculated that our best players were expected to leave, but we have managed secure deals with two key players and that shows the commitment of the chairman and the board to the future potential of this club.”