Fulham signs Manolev on loan

Fulham confirmed Thursday that it has signed Stanislav Manolev on loan until the summer with the option of keeping the defender for two more years.

The 29-year-old joins the Cottagers on loan from PSV Eindhoven. He is a Bulgaria international who has been capped 29 times.

"I came here to play but I know that I have to fight for my place," Manolev told the club's official website. "I am looking forward to playing in the Barclays Premier League because I believe it is the best competition in the world.

"I know Martin Jol already because when I came to Holland, we played against Ajax when he was the coach. I hope that if I play well here then I will be able to stay beyond the summer."