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On-loan Fulham midfielder Olivier Dacourt has raised the prospect of retiring at the end of the season when his loan spell from Inter Milan comes to an end.

Dacourt was badly short of match fitness when he arrived at Craven Cottage at the end of January, having played only one game for Inter this season. He has slowly begun to establish himself in the Fulham squad and played an important role as a substitute against Manchester United yesterday, replacing the injured Danny Murphy in the second half.

Dacourt, whose contract at the San Siro expires in May, is unsure as to what the future may hold.

I am progressively settling into the team. It’s about recovering the right rhythm in a league where the tempo is very high.

I am not sure at all [whether he will stay with Fulham]. As far as I am concerned, I just want to enjoy myself. I may stop my career at the end of the year. Two months are remaining for me to have fun.