West Ham and Crystal Palace eying former Fulham star

Former Fulham defender Brede Hangeland is drawing interest from a number of Premier League teams following his release from the club on Tuesday, according to Talk Sport.

The 32-year-old Norwegian defender is the latest in a slew of departures for Fulham, who were relegated to the Championship for 2014-15.

Midfielders Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell, Giorgos Karagounis, Mahamadou Diarra and defender John Arne Riise have also been released.

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Crystal Palace and West Ham are the first to have reportedly expressed interest in Hangeland, who was reportedly told of the news via email.

In the previous transfer window, Queens Park Rangers made two unsuccessful bids for Hangeland and are expected to go after the centre-back again this summer.

Hangeland spent six seasons with Fulham after joining the Whites in 2008 from FC Copenhagen,  making 272 appearances for the club.


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