Fulham move for Albelda

Cottagers chasing Spanish international midfielder

Albelda: Free to leave

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Fulham are reported to be interested in securing the services of Valencia midfielder David Albelda and could complete the signing by the end of next week.

The deal would see the Spanish international move to Craven Cottage until the end of the season and would double the wages he is currently on at the Mestalla.

Albelda is likely to be interested in the move after recently finding himself axed from the Valencia side by manager Ronald Koeman.

The Dutch coach has now made it clear that the midfielder has no future at the club whilst he is in charge and that he is free to leave.

Euro 2008

The player is keen to have his future resolved as as quickly as possible in order to give him the most amount of time to prove himself ahead of Euro 2008 in the summer.

Newcastle and Middlesbrough are also said to be keen on the Spaniard, but with Albelda only interested in a move to London, the Cottagers would appear to have the upper hand.