Wardrobe door still open
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Papa Bouba Diop concedes that he is likely to remain a target for other clubs.
Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop concedes that he is likely to remain a target for other clubs despite having only recently signed a new contract.
The powerful Senegal international has been linked with a host of top clubs in the past couple of seasons after establishing himself as a key player at Craven Cottage.
Talk of an exit had been tempered somewhat earlier this month by his signing of a new deal, that binds him to the West London outfit until 2009, but the 28-year-old still feels other clubs may make enquires.
"I'm delighted to have signed a new contract,'' he said.
''I love Fulham and I'm happy to be here. I had a very good season last year and I agreed the improved contract.
"But it doesn't change my situation. Clubs may still be interested in me regardless of the fact I have signed."
With Fulham having endured a largely indifferent campaign, manager Chris Coleman has been assured that money will be made available for new players in the summer, a state of affairs that Diop believes is essential for the club to progress.
"Certainly if we have the ambition to be a top ten side next year the club will have to bring in good new players in the summer," he concluded.