But boss Jol is determined to keep the Frenchman in the capital.
Premier League strugglers Fulham face a fight to keep hold of attacking starlet Moussa Dembele at Craven Cottage in the face of interested in the youngster from both Manchester United and Liverpool, according to reports in GetWestLondon.
The France Under-17 international already has a huge reputation at the west London club, so much so that under-pressure head coach Martin Jol has even decided to fast track Dembele into the Cottagers’ first team of late, with the forward being chosen on the substitutes’ bench for last Saturday’s home clash with Swansea City in the Premier League.
However, the experienced Dutch manager is also well aware of growing interest in his wonderkid from the likes of both the Premier League champions and the Merseyside giants as well, and with Dembele’s current contract in the capital now only lasting until June 30 2015, Fulham are desperate to keep hold of the Frenchman who they bought from Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain in 2011.
“Dembele came in two years ago and is still under contract,” said Jol of the highly rated 17-year-old.
“He’s only 17 now, but he’s strong and scores goals every match. I took him up to the Under 21s already.
“The boy loves it here. The only thing we’ve got to do is in the next couple of years to keep him here.”
Dembele, who has the exact same christian name and surname as the former Fulham and now Tottenham Hotspur midfield player, has managed to register an impressive five goals and one assist so far in his four U21 Premier League matches this season.