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Hangeland tries to ignore transfer rumours

last updated Saturday 18th December 2010, 11:31 PM
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Fulham defender Brede Hangeland admits he is growing accustomed to ignoring the endless rounds of transfer gossip.

The Fulham defender continues to be linked with a host of top clubs, with the likes of Juventus, Chelsea and Arsenal all reported to be keen.

The Cottagers have no intention of selling, though, and Hangeland has no desire to leave.

He appreciates the acclaim which is coming his way, but insists speculation regarding his future has dragged on for so long now that he has learned to sweep it aside.

"I try to let it go over my head," Hangeland told Sky Sports News.

"I like people to think I have done well, I am happy with that, but, as I have said thousands of times, I am happy at this club and I would love to stay here for a long time. Speculation is just part of the game."

Of more immediate concern to Hangeland is helping Fulham pull clear of trouble towards the foot of the Premier League table.

Only goal difference is keeping Mark Hughes' side out of the bottom three at present, with only two wins and 10 draws having held them back this term.

"Our performances have been alright, but we aren't happy with our league position at the moment. We would like to be a bit higher," added Hangeland.

"We just need to turn some of those draws into wins, then we will be alright.

"The league is so tight so 10 minutes from time if both teams are half-satisfied with the situation, sometimes you end up with a draw. In our case that has happened a few too many times. We are definitely tired of draws."

Fulham also continue to suffer on their travels, with a trip to Portsmouth in August 2009 the last time they picked up three points away from home.

"That's one of the positives about this season, we have been closer to winning away," claimed Hangeland.

"We have had a lot of draws away. It's something we talk about because there's no reason why we shouldn't win away from home.

"It's a little bit embarrassing almost, because it's been such a long time. We really want to put it right but it's harder to win away from home in the Premier League, maybe more so for us because Craven Cottage is such a special place."



























































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