Coleman: Duo are staying
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Fulham will fight to keep hold of Steed Malbranque and Papa Bouba Diop.Fulham boss Chris Coleman has insisted that key midfielders Steed Malbranque and Papa Bouba Diop will not be leaving Craven Cottage.
There has been speculation linking both players with moves away, with Newcastle known to be interested in Diop and Manchester United and Liverpool, among others, considering Malbranque.
But Coleman is determined to keep hold of two of his most prized assets, and with the support of club officials, could defy the odds and keep them in West London.
"Plenty of clubs want to sign them but we're adamant we don't want to lose our best players," said Coleman.
"That's something myself, the chairman and the directors are all agreed upon."