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Hodgson hopeful key duo will stay

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Fulham manager Roy Hodgson has no intention of selling Jimmy Bullard or Brede Hangeland during the January transfer window - but admits every player has his price.

Bullard's current contract expires in 18 months' time and speculation is rife that he will move on if a new deal cannot be agreed before the end of the month.

Hodgson said: "It would be foolish to say nothing will happen to Hangeland and Bullard. All I can say is I hope nothing happens with those two. I hope they remain Fulham players."

He added: "At the moment no-one has made any offers for the players.

"We have to study any propositions that come our way because every player has his price at the end of the day and you can't nail people's feet to the floor.

"All clubs have to do that (consider large bids). It is just a question of scale. Manchester United and Liverpool and Chelsea have to be aware there might certain offers they feel they cannot turn down.

"We are not looking for that offer. If it came we would view it on its merit but I am hoping in these times when there aren't so many teams with a lot of money to spend that our players will be left alone."

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