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Fulham failed in a last-ditch attempt to lure Jonjoe Kelly to Craven Cottage after Everton refused to consider the full back’s departure on transfer deadline day, according to the Liverpool Echo.

Marco Silva was desperate to add a right back to his squad in the closing hours of the summer transfer window after Kenny Tete’s hamstring injury proved far more serious than initially feared. The Dutch international could be out for several months after limping out of Fulham’s win over Hull City a fortnight ago and, although Denis Odoi deputised admirably against Stoke, Silva sought a high quality and attacking-minded replacement.

Despite Kenny being made available for a loan or permanent transfer over the past three seasons, Everton were unwilling to allow him to leave as they had not recruited adequate cover for club captain Seamus Coleman. Although Kenny is well into the final year of his contract at Goodison Park, Everton sources told the Echo that the club wanted to keep hold of the 24 year-old academy graduate and will only reassess his availability in the January window.

Silva saw Kenny, whom he managed during his ill-fated spell on Merseyside, as an ideal fit for his adventurous system but Fulham were unable to persuade his current employers to let him go. The Whites also failed with approaches for Davide Santon and Deyovaisio Zeefuik, whilst their proposed loan move for American full-back Reggie Cannon did not beat the deadline.