AZ Alkmaar have denied reports suggesting that they have agreed a fee with Fulham for their Belgian striker Moussa Dembele.

Stories in both the Dutch and English papers had suggested that a fee of around £5m had been agreed between the clubs but AZ’s sporting director Earnest Stewart said that this was incorrect.

We’ve got a fee in our minds. At this moment the offer from Fulham isn’t good enough.

Dembele, 23, certainly believes a deal is imminent. He told a Dutch newspaper:

I expect a fast agreement. And I’m looking forward to playing in the Premier League.