Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is ready to turn down Arsenal despite a reported £8million bid from the Gunners.
The Norwegian star has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive defenders this season.
And it was widely reported today that Arsenal have inquired about his availability.
But Hangeland told today’s Evening Standard: ‘The club has been going in the right direction from the time I came here in January last year. Hopefully we can agree a new contract, and then I’ll stay here for a long time.’
Fulham qualified for the Europa League on Sunday after finishing seventh in the Premier League.