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Fulham boss Sanchez: No Murphy loan

Fulham boss Lawrie Sanchez has confirmed Danny Murphy signed permanently, not on loan as some suggested, from Tottenham last month.

Sanchez claims it was Murphy's experience that tempted him to make a move on transfer deadline day - but rued his late miss that could have earned Fulham an unlikely victory against Manchester City.

Sanchez said: "Danny should have had a second goal but he tried for too much power and put it over. I was surprised because he is such a good finisher but he has so many other good qualities as well.

"He didn't have the best of times at Tottenham. They have a lot of good players, haven't they?

"He's experienced as well, though, and we needed cover in that midfield area with (Papa Bouba) Diop going to Portsmouth on deadline day, so we signed him that night.

"It is not a loan as some people think. He's here until the end of the season and has the chance to show what he can do."

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