Hodgson happy with links
Roy Hodgson is 'very pleased' Fulham have been linked with the likes of Harry Kewell and Bobby Zamora
Last Updated: 10/01/08 4:29pm
Roy Hodgson is 'very pleased' Fulham have been linked with the likes of Harry Kewell and Bobby Zamora, but refused to be drawn on his transfer targets.
Kewell, and Liverpool team-mate Sami Hyypia, along with West Ham striker Zamora have been mooted for January moves to Craven Cottage.
New Fulham boss Hodgson is looking to strengthen his squad, but is aiming to conduct his transfer dealings out of the public eye.
"They are good players, all of them," said Hodgson on Sky Sports News when asked about Kewell, Zamora and Hyypia.
"It's nice being linked with good players, but I'm not prepared to make any statements as to the truth or mendacity of the suggestions.
"It's nice being linked with good quality players and I'm very pleased about that.
"We, of course, like all clubs, will try to do whatever business we think we can do as discreetly as we can and we accept the fact our name is being linked, and long may it be linked, with the best."
Hodgson also reiterated his desire to add quality reinforcements to his squad and feels Fulham chairman Mohamed Al Fayed will make the necessary funds available.
He added: "The chairman has been extremely supportive. He's anxious that we do as much as we can to put things right, as it were.
"We don't have that type of limitation of we may only spend this or we may only take in a certain number of players - that's up to our judgement really.
"It's not a question of how many necessarily, it's a question of how good and how much better and how helpful the ones we bring in are going to be - that's the major question rather than numbers or cost.
"But, of course, there's cost involved and the chairman will have to look into that and give us a yes or no when we put our suggestions to him."