The Daily Mirror splashes with the news that Harry Redknapp has not given up in his pursuit of Moussa Dembele. The Tottenham manager is apparently prepared to wait until the summer to land the Fulham forward for a fee of around £10m.
Redknapp has already had one concrete bid for the Belgian international turned down – this time last year when Mark Hughes was in charge at Craven Cottage – and is aware that Fulham won’t let Dembele go without a fight. Manager Martin Jol sees the 24 year-old as an integral part of the new side he is building at Craven Cottage and is not willing to entertain accepting an offer for one of his star players.
Dembele, who signed for Fulham for £5m from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar last summer, has only scored one goal for the Whites season but has enjoyed an impressive campaign in a free role that has allowed his dribbling skills to come to the fore. He memorably strolled through the Tottenham defence to score the fourth goal in Fulham’s FA Cup fourth round win over Redknapp’s side last year. The Mirror believes that Redknapp could offer Niko Kranjcar plus cash in a bid to persuade Fulham to part with one of their prized assets.