Tottenham Hotspur could reportedly land top strike target Moussa Dembele for between £4m and £6m before the close of the January transfer window.
Fulham have previously been resistant to approaches for the 19-year-old, but Sky Sports claim that they would now be willing to sell as his contract winds down.
Dembele’s deal at Craven Cottage expires at the end of this season. Fulham would be entitled to compensation because of the player’s homegrown status.
But that figure could be nominal if the Frenchman leaves for foreign shores, and he is already allowed to sign a pre-contract agreement with clubs from abroad.
So it seems as though the Cottagers are looking to strike a deal with Spurs, who are in the market for a forward to provide support and cover for Harry Kane.
West Bromwich Albion’s Saido Berahino is a long-term target and Barcelona’s Sandro Ramirez on their radar, but Sky Sports claim that Dembele is Tottenham’s priority.
And the Premier League title hopefuls would not have to loan the teenager back to Fulham as anticipated, should a deal be reached before Monday’s 11pm deadline.
Dembele has scored nine Championship goals this season, and manager Slavisa Jokanovic would be reluctant to lose him as Fulham sit only four points above the relegation zone.
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