Last Updated: Fri, 08 Nov 2013 10:06
Fulham's hopes of signing Tomas Rincon have been boosted after he confirmed he will leave unless Hamburg improve their contract offer.
The 25-year-old Venezuelan midfielder has recently been linked with a move to the Cottagers in the January transfer window as he will be out of contract in the summer and has yet to put pen-to-paper on a new deal offer with the German Bundesliga outfit.
And Martin Jol's hopes of landing Rincon on a possible cut-price deal in the New Year have now been enhanced by the player's claims that he is not happy with what Hamburg have offered him and he will look to move on if they don't increase it.
"I love Hamburger SV. But I will not accept this offer I have received," he told Hamburger Morgenpost.
"I know all about my value to the market and if we cannot agree, I will have to go."
Hamburg's general manager Oliver Kreuzer has seemingly paved the way clear for Rincon to depart as he looks unwilling to increase his offer.
"Tomas Eduardo Rincon has been handed a good contract offer. I don't have a queasy conscience. Either he is accepting it. Or he does not."
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