Tom Cairney reiterates Fulham commitment after links to clubs including Newcastle United and West Ham United

Tom Cairney of Fulham looks dejected as Reading fans invade the pitch in celebration after the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Second Leg match between Reading and Fulham at Madejski Stadium...

Newcastle United, West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion were all credited with interest in the Fulham midfielder.

Fulham's Tom Cairney keeps the ball from Hull City's Sebastian Larsson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Hull City and Fulham at KCOM Stadium on December 30, 2017 in Hull,...

Tom Cairney has reiterated his commitment to Fulham after speculation linking him with moves to Newcastle United, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United in January.

The Fulham captain - who has helped last season's beaten play-off semi-finalists back into the top six after a rocky start to the new campaign - is regarded as one of the best players outside the Premier League.

Newcastle and West Brom were both credited with interest in Cairney last month [Northern Echo], shortly before West Ham were said to have had a £15 million offer turned down [Sky Sports].

Rafael Benitez, Manager of Newcastle United looks on prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley at St. James Park on January 31, 2018 in Newcastle upon Tyne,...

Fulham ultimately held on to the 27-year-old, who signed a new deal as recently as July last year. And speaking to the club's website on Tuesday, Cairney seemed to have no issue with the Cottagers' decision to stand firm.

"I can't do anything more than I did in the summer," he said. "I signed an extension.

"There was a lot going off in the summer and then a bit in January as everyone knew.

"It's just one of those things in football, if things like that happen it's because I'm doing the right things but I'm happy here and just want to carry on playing football and hopefully get this team back in the Premier League."

Fulham's Serbian manager Slavisa Jokanovic looks on before  the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium in London, on January...

12th in mid-December, Fulham have since won seven and drawn two of their nine league matches, catapulting Slavisa Jokanovic's side to fifth position.

Should the Cottagers fail to gain promotion this time out, however, they are likely to find Cairney harder to tie down, especially if the likes of Newcastle, West Brom and West Ham maintain their alleged interest.

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