A report in tomorrow’s Sunday People claims that Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are ready to rival Tottenham in a January move for Fulham striker Moussa Dembele.
The highly-rated French youth international has long been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage and a number of leading English sides are ready to test Fulham’s resolve to hold onto the 19 year-old until the end of the season, even though his contract expires in June. The People quotes a seemingly inflated price tag of £12m, with Liverpool rumoured to be in the driving seat – although Dembele has also been attracting interest from the continent, most recently from Juventus.
The tabloid suggests that a transfer during this month’s window would allow Fulham’s transfer embargo to be lifted at the end of the month but Fulham have not yet given up hope of convincing Dembele to commit his future to the club after the recruitment of new head coach Slavisa Jokanovic. The Serbian reintroduced the teenager to the Fulham starting line-up for his first game in charge – a 1-0 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday this afternoon – but Dembele couldn’t add to his ten goals during an impressive campaign.