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Fulham striker Elm in talks

last updated Wednesday 13th January 2010, 4:39 PM
Fulham striker David Elm
Fulham striker
David Elm
David Elm
Fulham striker David Elm has revealed 'dialogue' about prolonging his stay at the club is ongoing.

The 26-year-old Swede joined the Cottagers in the summer from Kalmar for an undisclosed fee but has only made one Carling Cup appearance so far, leading to speculation that he could be on his way out in the January transfer window.

But Elm says talks are taking place to prolong his stay at the club after he penned just a one-year deal with Roy Hodgson's side last summer.

He told Aftonbladet: "We agreed that would be a good start. Neither them nor me knew what to expect. We have a dialogue going on, but that is not something I wish to go into."

Elm acknowledges the coming months could prove make or break with regards his Cottagers' stay.

He added: "They told me before I signed that I was an interesting player and it would be exciting to see if I could make the step.

"And also that it wouldn't be until around February/March that they could determine, after being at the club for six months."

While Elm has also been linked with a loan move away in the January transfer window, the striker believes he will stay.

He said: "I haven't been given any signals that the club wishes to lend me to another club.

"That's why I put all my energy into doing a good job and evolve as much as possible. I belong to a good Premier League club, work hard every day and constantly get better and feel great."

While Elm admits he is not averse to a return to the Swedish league in the future, he insists the 'dream scenario' is to stay with the Cottagers for a good many years to come.

He added: "I hope to play for Kalmar FF again sometime in the future but you never know.

"Right now I have a contract with Fulham and I love it here. What then happens is something we will see. The dream scenario is that I will grow enough so that I can get a lot of time playing here. "

Elm concedes people will crow 'we told you so' if it does not work out with the Cottagers, but he will have no regrets.

He added: "I thought that I got a chance that many never do, a chance that wouldn't come back if I didn't take it. I knew it was going to be tough, but I never had second thoughts.

"If I am good enough there will be more. Otherwise I'll just have to realize that it didn't work and many in Sweden can say 'we told you so' about me."

Source Richard Torgerson at SkySport
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