The Fulham skipper's contract is set to expire in the summer and his representative concedes that the chances of the Norwegian defender remaining at Craven Cottage are receding.Brede Hangeland's agent has played down Fulham manager Martin Jol's suggestion that the defender is close to signing a new deal at the club, insisting the two parties are still negotiating.
The Fulham skipper, who arrived at Craven Cottage in 2008, has a been a key player for the west London club. But now the Cottagers fear the 31-year-old will not sign a new deal, which means they could risk losing their captain on a free transfer.
Whilst Hangeland's agent admits that negotiations are still ongoing, he believes that the longer it takes for a deal to be struck, the likelihood of the captain's departure increases.
Rune Hauge told Norwegian reporters: “We are still negotiating. We will see in one or three months. But the longer it takes to reach an agreement, the chance that he will stay is decreasing.”