Fulham Want Carlos Vela, If Arsenal Sign Brede Hangeland - Report

The Cottagers may request the Mexican striker's services for the season, if the Gunners make a move for their star stopper...
Fulham could be set to make an approach to sign Arsenal striker Carlos Vela on a season-long loan, should the Gunners make an approach for defender Brede Hangeland.

Arsenal are thought to have been interested in Hangeland for some time now and may approach the Cottagers with an offer for the Norwegian stopper, after allowing Kolo Toure to join Manchester City.

Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has stated that he is hopeful of keeping Hangeland, but did concede he may have to sell the player if an irresistable offer is tabled.

Hodgson guided his squad into the Europa League last season after a seventh place finish in the Premier League and is in need of firepower, as Bobby Zamora and Andy Johnson proved far from potent last campaign, with the former finding the net just twice.

The People is reporting that the addition of a year-long move to Craven Cottage for Vela could sweeten the deal for Fulham.

Whether Gunners boss Arsene Wenger would allow the Mexican striker to leave, however, remains to be seen, as the Frenchman rates him highly and has not yet brought in a replacement for the departed Emmanuel Adebayor.

Jamie Dunn, Goal.com