Hodgson Still Hoping To Keep Bullard

Last updated : 17 January 2009 By Sam
Bolton enquired as to the price that Fulham would want for the 30-year-old midfielder and since being quoted a figure they have cooled their interest.

"We've heard nothing about Jimmy recently. I don't know what Bolton are doing," manager Hodgson has said.

"They spoke to me and our chief executive Alistair Mackintosh some days ago.

"They made an inquiry for the player, were told our valuation for him and they offered something considerably less.

"If they're not interested, they're not interested. Bolton made that inquiry, but that's it so far.

"If they're not pursuing the matter then that's good news, because it means we can keep him.

"Nothing will bother me about Jimmy until the day comes when we face losing him. It's all speculation right now.

"I'm still hopeful that the window will pass and that Jimmy will still be here and I think talks are still ongoing over his new contract."