Fulham boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed that he is keen on signing Nicky Shorey on a permanent deal.
The England international signed for The Cottagers on loan from Aston Villa on transfer deadline day.
Now Hodgson admits he hoping to keep the 28-year-old beyond the end of the season.
"A price has been put on Nicky's head if, at the end of the loan period, he wants to stay and we certainly want to keep him," said Hodgson.
"He's a player we considered many times.
"When he was at Reading we were interested, but the price and wages he could command took him out of our reach and he went to Aston Villa."