Kallio extends Cottagers stay

03 July 2008 01:16
Fulham have handed a new two-year contract to Finland defender Toni Kallio, who joined the club on loan in the January transfer window. The 29-year-old, who can play in central defence or at left-back, moved to England from Swiss club Young Boys, but failed to make a first-team appearance for the Cottagers as they avoided relegation from the Premier League. However, Kallio has still done enough to earn a longer-term stay at Craven Cottage. Meanwhile, Rangers say they have not given up on signing Cottagers midfielder Steven Davis, who impressed while on loan at Ibrox last season. Fulham are holding out for a £4million fee for the Northern Ireland international and Gers boss Walter Smith still hopes that a deal can be reached. He told the Daily Record: "We have been in discussions with Fulham and that's where the situation rests at the present moment. "We have expressed an interest in taking Steven and hopefully there will be ongoing talks within the next few weeks."

Source: ESA