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Fulham takes Emanuelson on loan

Fulham announced Thursday that it has taken AC Milan's Urby Emanuelson on loan until the end of the season.

Emanuelson, who has played under Cottagers manager Martin Jol during his time at Ajax, can operate in either defense or in midfield. The 26-year-old Emanuelson has earned 16 caps for the Netherlands.

"It is not easy to get players from AC Milan on a permanent basis," Jol said after Fulham's 3-1 defeat of West Ham United on Wednesday. "I coached him at Ajax. He is a skilful player, very agile. He is very mobile, quick. He can play left midfield, wide, play [the No. 10 role], so I feel we need fresh legs."