Bullard eager to sign new Fulham deal

Bullard’s current contract will not expire until 2010, but he has already held talks with the club.

Bullard told Sky Sports News: “No. I want to play for Fulham.

“I’ve got 18 months on my contract and I’m in contract talks at the moment so fingers crossed we can get something sorted.

“I’d love to stay. I love the club and they have been brilliant to me but it is in the club’s hands. It is up to them whether they want to give me a new contract.”

Bullard replied, when asked if he was close to signing a new deal: “I don’t know. I hope so. I want to sign.

“18 months isn’t long to run on a contract these days, so hopefully sooner rather than later we’ll get something sorted out.”