• Premier League

Jol ready to sell Fulham stars

ESPN staff
March 26, 2012
Martin Jol is expecting to sell his top players this summer © PA Photos

Fulham manager Martin Jol admits he will be prepared to allow his top players to leave in the summer for the right price.

The likes of Brede Hangeland, Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey have caught the eye this season and the Cottagers are bracing themselves for big-money bids, with Tottenham having two bids to sign Dembele rejected.

Jol says he will not stand in the way of any player looking to move to a bigger club, and the former Spurs boss admits he is already eyeing up potential replacements.

"We have now got two or three players with a very good value and we will have to wait and see," Jol said. "There is a lot of interest from other clubs in my players and that is why I have to try to use my background and experience to find younger players.

"For me, it is not a problem because I feel we have that philosophy, not like in Germany and Holland. They have a big party if they sell someone for £20million, but here it is different. If you sell a player here, everybody says you are a selling club, but I am used to that.

"I will always shake hands with them if they can go to the Chelseas, the Manchester Citys or the Manchester Uniteds or Arsenals of this world. It is not a problem for me.

"The only thing I don't like is if they say before the season starts that they want to play Champions League football, but that is another issue."

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