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Mark Schwarzer still hopes to leave Fulham for a bigger club in January, but admits his Asian Cup commitment is an issue.

The Australian has refused to commit himself to Fulham after the club failed to agree terms with Arsenal for his transfer in August.

Cottagers boss Mark Hughes has been trying to sign the 37-year-old to a new deal, but rumours are now surfacing about alternative goalkeeper targets for the January transfer window.

“My manager has expressed his desire for me to stay on at the club which I am flattered by and that will be discussed in the next couple of weeks,” he told AAP. What will happen … who knows?”

The ex-Bradford City and Middlesbrough keeper admits his commitment to play in the Asian Cup, which is likely to keep him away from the Premier League throughout January, is a factor.

“Of course it could, of course it could,” he said. “That is part and parcel of it. I want to play as much as possible for Australia and the Asian Cup, that is one single tournament in the month of January. If something were to arise, that is something that would have to be addressed at the time.”