Arsenal and Tottenham target to be offered new Fulham contract

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Fulham are understood to have offered a contract extension to teen talent Muamer Tankovic, in a bid to ward off alleged interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, reports Sky Sports.

The 18-year-old attacking midfielder made his first-team debut in last week's 3-0 victory over Norwich City in the FA Cup, after moving to Craven Cottage from IFK Norrkoping last summer.

With just six months remaining on his current contract, Cottagers boss Rene Meulensteen is eager to secure Tankovic to a new long-term deal, after the playmaker attracted admiring glances from rival Premier League clubs.

"Fulham are very pleased with Tankovic and consider him to be a big prospect for the future," explained his agent, Fabio Alho, in an interview with Sportbladet.

"They certainly want to keep him. We will meet them and negotiate."

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has a strong track record of nurturing and developing young talent, and that reputation alone might tempt Tankovic to move to the Emirates Stadium.

However, Arsenal will face competition from north London rivals Spurs, with Tim Sherwood also showing that he's prepared to give youth a chance, in the early stages of his White Hart Lane tenure.

Alho was reluctant to talk about any of Tankovic's potential suitors, but did say it was possible he could leave Fulham, adding: "I do not want to talk about that, but it does not sound impossible."

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