Fulham manager Martin Jol is hopeful that the club will reach an agreement to extend Brede Hangeland’s contract.

The Norwegian’s current deal expires at the end of the season, and it is reported that discussions between the club and player are under way.

QPR are said to be monitoring the situation as they look to draft in an experienced centre-back during the January transfer window.

Although talks are rumoured to have stalled, Jol is hopeful that the 32-year-old will extend his stay in West London:

“It’s always the same with negotiations, they are going on and hopefully something will come off.” He is quoted by the Fulham Chronicle.

“(Chief executive) Alistair (Mackintosh) is doing the negotiations and he will tell me straight away if something happens.”

Hangeland has been ever present for the Craven Cottage side during his five-year stint at the club, winning many admirers from both within his club and the Premier League.

Roy Hodgson brought him to England from Copenhagen, beating the likes of Liverpool and Newcastle to his signature.

Since his 2008 arrival he has made over 150 appearances for the Cottagers, and become the club’s captain.

As well as possessing a wealth of experience in the English game he is also a seasoned international, with 84 caps for his home nation.