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Fulham target not waiting

last updated Tuesday 26th June 2007, 10:58 AM
Lee Chun-Soo
Lee Chun-Soo

Lee Chun-soo is holding talks with a second Premier League team after negotiations with Fulham stalled.

The South Korea international has been discussing a move to Fulham, with reports suggesting the striker has been offered a one-year contract.

Chelsea have also been linked with the Ulsan Tigers forward, while a further three English clubs want Lee, according to his agent.

A move to Craven Cottage is now looking increasingly unlikely due to the player's unhappiness with the terms on the table.

Lee's representative Kim Min-jae has confirmed that talks are taking place with a second Premier League club, with Portsmouth, West Ham United and Wigan Athletic rumoured to hold an interest.

"A new team has offered a deal with better conditions than what Fulham had offered," Kim told the Korea Times.

"We can't just wait forever for Fulham to up their offer, so we are now pushing the negotiations further with the new team."

Fulham offered Lee a one-year deal worth 100,000 pounds (200,000 dollars) far below what the Korean had been expecting. Lee's agents asked for more but the club has so far refused to budge, the report said.

Fulham are sponsored by LG Electronics and Chelsea by Samsung Electronics, and a Korean player on either team would appeal from a marketing perspective.

Lee is considered one of Korea's best players and is a key plank of the national team as they prepare for the Asian Cup finals next month.

The former Real Sociedad man is hoping to return to European football after the Asian Cup tournament and he could join four of his compatriots in the Premier League.

Park Ji-sung, Lee Dong-gook, Lee Young-pyo and Seol Ki-hyeon all play in the top flight, with the latter having also been linked with a move to Fulham from Reading.

Source Mark Buckingham at SkySport
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