Fulham and Russia forward Pavel Pogrebnyak is in talks to sign a contract extension with the club, he told RIA Novosti on Thursday.
Pogrebnyak is on loan for Fulham until the end of the season, when his contract with Stuttgart expires and he becomes a free agent. He has scored 6 goals in 10 appearances, earning the praise of coach Martin Jol and reportedly raising the interest from some other English clubs, including Aston Villa and Sunderland.
"I would like to stay in England, in Fulham," Pogrebnyak said. "That's what we are working on now."
Fulham are anchored in mid table, with two games to improve upon ninth position.
The 28-year-old favored Manchester United to win the title race against local rivals City due to easier final games.
"Manchester United will be the champions," said Pogrebnyak. "They will beat Swansea and Sunderland, while City won't beat Newcastle," he said.
After starting his career at Spartak Moscow, Pogrebnyak moved around several Russian sides before settling at Zenit St. Petersburg, where he won the UEFA Cup in 2008, and scored 22 goals in 58 games.
He scored 15 goals in 68 appearances at Stuttgart over two-and-a-half seasons, and has eight goals in 31 appearances for Russia.