Stockdale off to Championship

10 July 2011 04:03
Fulham are expected to loan goalkeeper David Stockdale to a Championship club in the coming days, so Swansea will miss out on his services.[LNB] Stockdale has been linked with a move to the Liberty Stadium, but the Cottagers have ruled out allowing him to join a Premier League club as they cannot insert a 24-hour recall clause in the deal.[LNB]That means the 25-year-old will have to drop down a level if he wants to secure regular first-team football.[LNB]Fulham goalkeeping coach Hans Segers told the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle: "There are quite a few clubs interested and I can see something happening in the next few days.[LNB]"I'm waiting for confirmation from one of the clubs."[LNB]Stockdale will be allowed to depart on loan as Martin Jol has already recruited a back-up shot-stopper in the shape of Hungarian keeper Csaba Somogyi. The 26-year-old's move on a free transfer from Budapest outfit Rakospalotai EAC was confirmed by Segers after Saturday's friendly against AFC Wimbledon.[LNB]Segers said: "Somogyi's signed for us now. I had him on a five-day trial and he made a very good impression. That means we can lend David Stockdale out because he needs to be playing every week.[LNB]"It's a big step up for Somogyi because he was playing in the Hungarian second division but he's a very good goalkeeper."[LNB]Meanwhile, Jol should tie up the transfer of former Liverpool left-back John Arne Riise after the Roma man undergoes a medical on Monday.[LNB]Jol told the Chronicle: "He had a very good season and I'm very pleased a player like him has joined us."

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