Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez has been told to up his £1million offer for Liverpool defender Sami Hyypia.

The Finland centre half, a close friend of Fulham keeper Antti Niemi, is keen to move to Craven Cottage for regular football and Sanchez is desperate for an experienced centre-back.

But Sanchez does not want to match Liverpool’s £2.5m valuation for a player who is 33 and out of contract next summer.