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Schwarzer starts Fulham contract talks

By AAP .
12 February 2013 11:08AM EST

FULHAM goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has revealed he has entered into contract negotiations to extend his stay at Craven Cottage.

The 40-year-old Socceroo joined Fulham in 2008 from Middlesbrough.

Schwarzer, who has 104 caps for Australia, is out of contract at the end of the European season but is hopeful of staying in London.

"I feel really good and don't think the age thing is hindering my performances in any way," he told the Fulham Chronicle.

"I've had some initial discussions and the intentions are there at the club to keep me."

Schwarzer has one eye on the World Cup in Brazil next year and wants to be first-choice keeper, whether that be at Fulham or elsewhere.

"I want to be playing each week - that's the key for me. I love playing and don't want to be number two anywhere," he added.

"The World Cup is also a huge priority and the reality is if I am not playing I don't think it would be possible to be a part of the national team. I just want to be out there enjoying every minute - especially at this stage of my career.

"If that means I have to move on at the end of the season, then that's fine also. Let's just see how we go." 

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