Bobby Zamora close to agreeing new deal


Fulham assistant manager Mark Bowen has confirmed that his club hope to tie England striker Bobby Zamora down to a new long-term contract in the near future.

The 29-year-old was linked with both Liverpool and Birmingham City before the transfer window slammed shut, but the Cottagers now hope to secure Zamora’s long-term services.

Bowen told Sky Sports:“What I know is that he is currently in discussions with the club over a possible new deal.

“It has been ongoing for a few months and obviously way before Mark Hughes and I came in.

“But my understanding is that we are hopeful Bobby will agree a long-term contract with the club.”

Meanwhile, veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has refused to re-open the wounds caused by his move to Arsenal being blocked by the Cottagers.

The 37-year-old Australia international commented: “I would really rather not say anything, because otherwise I might say something wrong.”

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