Fulham claim Brede Hangeland knew his fate before they made their announcement that he had been released.

Hangeland is also understood to have ignored requests to get in touch with manager Felix Magath and was reluctant to commit to a future in the Championship in meetings held last month.

A Fulham statement read: “The Club would like to clarify that all personal protocol was followed and that Brede Hangeland was notified in the right way.”