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Fulham Boss Martin Jol Says Liverpool Have Not Bid For Attacker Clint Dempsey

Dutchman says he doesn’t know what to do with star.

Fulham boss Martin Jol says Liverpool are yet to bid for top-target Clint Dempsey and has admitted he doesn’t know what to do with the want-away American.

The Cottagers have submitted an official complaint to the Premier League about Liverpool’s pursuit of Dempsey but the 29-year-old is desperate to join the Merseysiders and has refused to play in the Fulham’s opening two league games.

Jol has said in the past that the forward can leave Craven Cottage for the right price but Liverpool are yet to make a bid, leaving the Dutchman frustrated by the stalemate.

“There’s no change. There was no official bid so it is a very bad situation for him and us,” Jol told London24.

“I haven’t seen him much this year. If there is no bid, what can I do?

“I can’t send him to non league or put him on loan at Stevenage. Maybe something will happen next week,” continued the former Tottenham boss.

Dempsey has reportedly refused to play for Fulham again but Jol says he would have liked the US international to feature against Norwich and Manchester United in the Premier League.

“The best scenario is we talk with him every day.

“If there is no bid – like Steven Fletcher and Matt Jarvis at Wolves – he could have played until he got his big move. I would have liked that.”

Like Spurs’ midfielder Luka Modric, Dempsey is currently training alone.

“He does his training with our physics. I think he thought he’d be on the move four or five weeks ago. He thought it would happen.”


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