Five Fulham players sure to be in Premier League demand following their relegation

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Following their relegation to the Championship, we consider which five players may be most sought after by the Cottagers' Premier League rivals.

With Fulham's relegation still fresh in the memory of most fans, it might be a little too soon for many of them to consider the exit of some of their stars.

Unfortunately, their Premier League rivals are likely to be eager to see just who might be worth pursuing and who might be available.

Below we have a list of five Fulham players that may be most in demand come the opening of the transfer window:

Konstantinos Mitroglou

The Greek striker has barely played since his surprise move from Olympiakos in January. Three appearances largely absolve him of any blame on the pitch for the Cottagers relegation, though of course they could have done with him playing, and Arsenal, who were rumoured to be interested in the forward after his 17 goals in 19 games in the first half of the season, may return.

Maarten Stekelenburg

Stekelenburg has had a frustrating first season in England, losing the Dutch number one spot, and seeing injuries and poor form interrupt his run in the Fulham first team.  At 31-years-old though, he should be in his prime, and may be worth a punt for anyone looking to grab an experienced goalkeeper with a point to prove.

Steve Sidwell

The former Chelsea and Arsenal man has been Fulham's standout performer this season, enjoying his best ever campaign from a personal perspective. That will be scant consolation though for the tough tackling box-to-box midfielder, who despite an impressive 7 goal return, will be devastated with relegation. At 31, could still be of use to many Premier League sides.

Brede Hangeland

Long rumoured to have been a target for Arsenal, the big Norwegian may finally feel like the time is right to depart the club. At 32, and having experienced several injury issues this year, Hangeland may be best placed as a back up were Wenger to return for the defender, but there's no doubt that he is still a quality player. 

Ashkan Dejagah

Former Wolfsburg winger Dejagah has also seen his stock rise this season, scoring some memorable goals from a variety of areas. With 6 strikes in just 24 games, the Iranian has proven himself to be a goalscoring threat up there with the best the league has to offer, despite playing for a struggling team, and thus ensured he will be a wanted man in the summer.

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