Genoa have tabled a €500,000 bid for Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, according to a report from France Football.
The Serie A are among a number of suitors interested in signing the French youth international, with Premier League side Everton also having their desire to buy the 19 year-old widely reported. Dembele himself has been largely non-committal on the rumours, insisting that he would discuss matters with his family and his agent and also stressing his affection for his current club.
Dembele, who was handed his Fulham debut in Martin Jol’s final game in charge at West Ham in November 2013, was a regular scorer for Fulham’s youth sides after joining the London club from Paris Saint-Germain in 2012. He has only a year left on his contract at Craven Cottage and it remains to be seen whether he will reject Fulham’s offer of a new contract. If he does, Fulham could invite a bidding war for the talented teenager’s services – and it seems there would be plenty of interested parties.
Genoa’s opening offer amounts to around £360,000, which Fulham would view as a scant return on Dembele’s undoubted potential. Everton, who have closely monitored the striker’s progress since he performed well during his home debut against them last March, would surely solidify their interest with an approach and the Football Italia website claims that Napoli are also keen on Dembele, although the reliability of their report is slightly called into question by the fact that is illustrated with a picture of the Tottenham midfielder of the same name, who left Fulham in 2012.