Bayern Munich are ready to offer £10m for Fulham centre back Brede Hangeland, according to the News of the World.

The Norway captain committed his future to Fulham last year by signing a new contract at Craven Cottage after months of speculation about a big-money move to Arsenal. Hangeland’s composed performances at the heart of the Fulham defence have helped Mark Hughes’ men move into the top half of the table after a slow start – and he has a host of admirers across Europe.

Bayern director of football Christian Nerlinger wants to enter the English transfer market again and will test Fulham’s resolve to hold onto one of their prized assets by tabling a £10m bid, according to the report.