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Fulham confirm seven players to leave

last updated Saturday 19th May 2007, 12:04 PM
Lawrie Sanchez

Lawrie Sanchez

Fulham have confirmed that seven players from last season's squad will be leaving the club this summer.

The Cottagers have revealed that Claus Jensen and Tomasz Radzinski will both be leaving after refusing new "appearance-based contracts" in December 2006.

Veterans Mark Crossley and Mark Pembridge have also been released after their contracts came to an end at the end of the season.

Meanwhile Wayne Routledge, Jan Lastuvka and Vincenzo Montella will also be on their way out of Craven Cottage after the club decided not to extend their loan deals for another campaign.

The decision to release the players comes as new boss Lawrie Sanchez seeks to put his own stamp on a side which only narrowly avoided relegation from the Premiership last season.

Sanchez took over from Chris Coleman towards the end of last season and saw his side stutter to the four points needed to secure their survival from their final five games.

One of the first pieces of work the former Northern Ireland manager is likely to try to complete is the signing of striker David Healy from Leeds.

Healy has scored goals for fun for Sanchez's Irish team and is unlikely to want to spend a season in League One after the Whites were relegated to England's third tier.

Another Northern Ireland international believed to be interesting Sanchez is Aston Villa midfielder Steve Davis, who may be seen as a direct replacement for Denmark's Jensen.

Source manchester.com
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