Fulham reject QPR's second bid for Hangeland as Redknapp looks to shore up defence
15:05 GMT, 30 January 2013
15:45 GMT, 30 January 2013
Fulham have refused an increased bid from Queens Park Rangers for captain Brede Hangeland.
Rangers are close to bringing in Christopher Samba to replace Ryan Nelsen but have still not given up their pursuit of Hangeland, 31, as Harry Redknapp looks to bring in at least one experienced Premier League defender.
Going nowhere: Fulham have rejected a second bid from QPR for Brede Hangeland
The Norway centre half is out of contract at Craven Cottage in the summer and has so far delayed signing an extension to bring him in line with top earners such as Mark Schwarzer and Dimitar Berbatov.
Fulham, though, have so far resisted all Rangers' attempts to lure Hangeland to Loftus Road.
Tall order: Hangeland's contract is up at the end of the season
Manager Martin Jol said last week: 'He's our strength and we would be silly to get rid of him or sell him now.'
QPR missed out on another target as Porto defender Rolando opted to join Italian side Napoli.