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Jimmy Bullard is becoming increasingly frustrated at Fulham’s failure to offer him a new deal.

The midfielder has been left “confused” by the club’s reluctance to open talks about a new contract even though he is entering the final two years of his existing deal, a point where most clubs invariably move to tie up their stars.

After a summer of speculation over Bullard’s future, with rumours Fulham boss Roy Hodgson was looking to cash in on him with Wigan and Middlesbrough interested, the Londoner said: “I’ve been told the club want me but then when I went to talk about a contract they aren’t interested, so I’ve been left confused. I spoke to Fulham about an extended contract and they weren’t willing to give me one until I came closer to the end of my current deal. I’ve got two years left and I felt it was a normal time to start talking about a new one. Two years isn’t long in football terms.”