The agent of Fulham midfielder Sylvain Legwinski has stated that his client has not been released contrary to speculation.

It had been suggested in some quarters that the talented Frenchman had been made surplus to requirements at Craven Cottage but his agent, Craig Hutchinson, has refuted this suggestion.

Hutchinson has confirmed that although Legwinski has been told that the club may not stand in his way if they receive a suitable offer – he has definitely not been released and is keen to work his way back into Chris Coleman’s plans.

The tough tackling former Monaco favourite endured a fitful season last time out because of injury but is to return to West London for pre-season, determined to prove himself worthy of a starting berth.

”Speculation has said Sylvain Legwinski has been released,” Hutchinson said. This is completely untrue. He hasn’t been released at all. Due to the shape of the squad Chris Coleman wants to make at Fulham next season – he has been told that the club won’t stand in his way should they receive a reasonable offer.

”But he doesn’t want to move. He’s not interest in quitting the club and rather, wants to prove himself again. ‘He’d admit that he didn’t have the best of seasons. But this is due to injuries and being played out of position.

”A lot of niggling injuries prevented him from playing to his potential but he knows he can return to his top form. At 31-years-old he is nowhere near finished at the top and he is coming back to prove his worth. In fact, Sylvain will be returning ten days early for pre-season training – looking to give Chris Coleman a selection dilemma.”