Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is ready to commit his long-term future to Fulham.

The Norwegian international still has another 18 months left on his current Craven Cottage contract, but boss Martin Jol has revealed he plans to open talks with the defender about a new deal in December.

Hangeland has been a revelation for Fulham since his switch from FC Copenhagen in 2008, making more than 150 appearances for the Whites. His form has attracted the attention of a string of top clubs, with Arsenal among the teams reportedly keen on the 30-year-old. But Hangeland is happy to remain with the Whites.

“I’m keen to talk,” Hangeland told the Fulham Chronicle. “There’s been some speculation linking me with other clubs but I’m not sure how concrete it was. I’ve really enjoyed my time at Fulham and loved every minute of it. Maybe there’s more to come. I just want to keep doing the best I can for the club.”