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Fulham fancy Riise move

Image: Riise: Linked with move back to the Premier League with Fulham

Skysports.com understands Fulham are lining up a move to bring John Arne Riise back to the Premier League.

Jol eyes move for Roma defender

Skysports.com understands Fulham are lining up a move to bring former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise back to the Premier League. Fulham boss Martin Jol is in the market for a new left-back with Mexican defender Carlos Salcido expected to leave Craven Cottage as he is homesick. The Cottagers were thought to be considering a move to bring out of favour Liverpool defender Paul Konchesky back to Craven Cottage, but it appears their interest in the full-back has cooled. Riise is now on Jol's radar with sources in Italy claiming Fulham have expressed an interest in the Roma defender. Norway international Riise is entering the final year of his contract and he is expected to leave the Italian side this summer rather than the capital-based club seeing him move on a free transfer next summer. New Roma coach Luis Enrique has already lined up a deal for Riise's replacement having made a move for Sporting Gijon's Jose Angel meaning they are open to offers. Riise is believed to be keen on a return to England after enjoying seven successful years with Liverpool prior to his switch to Roma in 2008. Should Riise make the move to Fulham he will join up with brother Bjorn Helge in West London.

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