On-loan midfielder Olivier Dacourt has hinted that he would be interested in a return to his native France once his loan from Inter expires at the end of the season.

The former Leeds midfielder is still to reach peak fitness having played just one game for Jose Mourinho’s side this season but his range of passing and strength in the tackle have already made a mark at Craven Cottage.

The vague quote at the end of this Setanta story sounds like the sort of thing players often utter without thinking, so I’m sure Olly could be persuaded to stick around at Fulham for a while sound he figure in Roy’s longer-term plans.

If I was offered it, a challenge such as [Claude] Makelele’s could interest me.