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Harley feels future is elsewhere

Fulham defender Jon Harley admits he is playing for his future at West Ham.

The former Chelsea full back feels his time at Fulham is about to come to an end, making his loan spell at Upton Park of paramount importance.

Harley scored on his debut against Sheffield United and is looking to carry on impressing during his spell in East London.

“Whether anything permanent will happen, I am not sure,” Harley told West Ham’s website. “Fulham have definitely said I can go on a free and whilst I am playing at West Ham I am playing for my future, whether it be here or somewhere else – but I am hoping something will happen.”

Pearce joins Fulham

Fulham have confirmed the signing of veteran defender Ian Pearce from West Ham United this afternoon. The deal will see Fulham captain Andy Melville move the other way permanently when his loan spell at Upton Park expires at the end of January.

Pearce, 29, has signed a three and a half year contract at Craven Cottage and will add considerable experience to Chris Coleman’s defensive options having won the Premier League with Blackburn Rovers in 1994-95 and made more than a hundred senior appearances for the Hammers after returning to London in 1997. The versatile Pearce, who can play up front as well as in central defence, had his initial breakthrough at Chelsea after signing from Oxted and District FC in 1991.

Harley moves to West Ham on loan

West Ham completed the one month loan signing of defender Jon Harley from Fulham and handed the full back an instant debut against Sheffield United in Saturday’s Division One encounter.

Hammers boss Alan Pardew has been very active in the transfer market after selling England number one David James to Manchester City in midweek.

The East Londoners brought Rami Shaaban and Andy Melville to the club on Friday, and followed it up with the capture of Harley.

The former Chelsea defender has reportedly fallen out with Fulham boss Chris Coleman, and has been allowed to move across the capital.

Harley spent time on loan at Sheffield United, but lined up against Neil Warnock’s promotion-chasers on Saturday.

Djetou faces fitness test

Fulham will hand Martin Djetou a late fitness test as they sweat on the versatile Frenchman’s availability against bottom club Wolverhampton Wanderers tomorrow.

The on-loan Parma utility man has recovered from a minor abductor strain but will still be put through his paces to see whether he is up to the rough and tumble of Premiership football. Dean Leacock, who injured his hamstring in the 2-0 win against Leicester City, should also be available for selection.

Facundo Sava faces an anxious wait to see whether he requires surgery after injuring his shoulder in training a couple of weeks ago. The Argentinian striker is currently awaiting the verdict following a scan. Jon Harley, who returned from his loan spell at Sheffield United earlier this month after breaking a bone in his foot, may be back in action within the next month after the bone began to heal quicker than expected.

Harley has broken foot

Fulham defender Jon Harley has been sidelined for three months after breaking a bone in his foot while on loan with Division One side Sheffield United.

The 24-year-old returned to the West London club for treatment on his foot problem earlier this week, despite having his initial one-month loan spell extended by two months the week before.

The former Chelsea player had been playing with the bone fracture in his foot and was unaware that the injury was serious.

However, the pain became such a problem that the left back needed an X-ray, which revealed the break.

The news will come as a blow to Fulham, and especially Sheffield United, with Blades boss Neil Warnock in need of finding new faces following a recent injury crisis at Bramall Lane.