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We can at least cross off one persistent transfer rumour. Swedish international goalkeeper Eddie Gustafsson will not be joining Fulham in the transfer window.

We had been linked with a move for the FC Lyn Oslo goalkeeper and some papers had reported that we had handed him a trial – which had been unconfirmed by the club. Gustafsson has also apparently been a target of our opponents on Saturday, Middlesbrough, who are still trying to find a long-term replacement for our new ‘keeper Mark Schwarzer.

Gustafsson, voted the best goalkeeper in Norweigan football last season, has decided that he should stay in Scandinavia to boost his chances of securing the number one jersey for his country.

There are a number of interested teams and I haven’t ruled out a new deal with Lyn. If there is to be a transfer, it will be within Scandinavia.”