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Brede Hangeland has told the media that he is keen to sign a new contract with Fulham.

The Norway captain has been a revelation at the heart of the Fulham defence since he joined from FC Copenhagen in January 2008. Hangeland’s impressive performances were one of the main reasons for Fulham’s outstanding league performance last season and he caught the eye of many an envious Premier League manager over the course of the year.

There was constant speculation throughout the summer that Hangeland would sign for Arsenal but Fulham were able to hang on to the 28-year-old defender. That might have had much to do with his strong relationship with manager Roy Hodgson, who has coached Hangeland before in Scandinavia, and the centre back now says that he is keen to open discussions about a new contract.

The Daily Star quotes him as saying:

We are hopeful we can sit down and work something out, and I am certainly very keen on that.