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Fulham yet to receive bids for Dempsey and Dembele

Harry Harris
August 28, 2012
Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey have both been linked with moves away from Craven Cottage © Getty Images

Fulham insist they have not received any offers for attacking pair Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey amid recent reports to the contrary.

Dempsey has been heavily linked with Liverpool throughout the summer and was also rumoured to be close to sealing a move to Sunderland on Monday, while Dembele has reportedly been a target for Tottenham.

However, the Cottagers have rejected the speculation, with a club spokesperson telling ESPN: "There has been no bid from Sunderland for Dempsey, so no medical as reported on Monday, and there has been no approach from Spurs for Dembele."

Dempsey has refused to play so far this season as he attempts to push through a move to Anfield, but Fulham believe the player has been let down with no firm offer from Liverpool, who are not willing to table a bid until they offload Andy Carroll.

Dembele, meanwhile, will not be allowed to leave Craven Cottage for less than £15 million - a price tag that is serving to deter Tottenham from making a move at present.

Manchester United attempted to sign the Belgium international earlier this summer, but their £5 million offer was viewed as derisory by the Cottagers.

Dembele's performance in his team's 3-2 defeat at Old Trafford illustrated why Sir Alex Ferguson is among his admirers but with the midfielder's contract not due to expire until 2014 - Fulham have an option to automatically extend in 2013 - Martin Jol is under no pressure to sell.

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