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Blow for Tottenham as strike target enters talks with two European clubs

Tottenham Hotspur risk losing out on Fulham striker Moussa Dembele because Sky Sports understand that he is in talks with Wolfsburg and AS Monaco.

The London Evening Standard reports that the 19-year-old has been on Tottenham’s radar for some time and discussions recently began between the capital clubs.

But it seems that Spurs have some serious competition from abroad for the Frenchman, who has scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Cottagers this season.

Dembele can leave Craven Cottage for free when his contract expires in the summer, although Fulham will be entitled to compensation for the homegrown teenager.

New manager Slavisa Jokanovic is determined to keep hold of the forward this January, as Sky Sports reports, with Fulham embroiled in a Championship relegation battle.

But it might be in Fulham’s best interests to broker a deal with Spurs now, because they will only receive a nominal fee if Dembele moves to a foreign club in the summer.

That is why news of interest from Wolfsburg and Monaco will not be welcomed in London, although Dembele’s representative is keeping his cards close to his chest.

Mamadi Fofana told Sky Sports: “We will not discuss Moussa’s situation publicly out of respect for Fulham. Moussa is just focussed on finishing the season with Fulham.”

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