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Meulensteen quiet on targets

Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen refused to comment on his January transfer targets at his press conference ahead of Saturday's game at Arsenal.

Meulensteen revealed on Tuesday his club had made an unsuccessful bid to sign Ravel Morrison from West Ham and his quotes prompted a complaint from the Hammers to the Premier League.

The Cottagers have also been linked with West Ham midfielder Mo Diame and Manchester United winger Nani - but the Dutchman refused to say any more.

When asked about any targets the club might have, he said: "I am not going to make any comments on transfers because it is going to get me into trouble.

"It is wiser at this moment in time that we are not going to comment on anything that is happening in regards to any transfer news or speculation.

"Things are in hand with the club, with (chief executive) Alistair Mackintosh and that's where I want to leave it."

Meulensteen was, however, prepared to discuss Costa Rica and former FC Twente striker Bryan Ruiz, who has left Fulham to join PSV Eindhoven on loan for the rest of the season.

He said: "I think one of the reasons Bryan wanted to go back to Holland was because he had such a good time there and he wants to get playing.

"A club like PSV showed an interest and with the World Cup coming up, I don't want to stand in his way in that respect so we let him go on loan."