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Fulham warn suitors off duo

July 23, 2012
By Harry Harris, Football Correspondent

Fulham "would not welcome" any bids for reportedly in-demand duo Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey.

Moussa Dembele Clint Dempsey Fulham
PA PhotosMoussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey are reportedly in-demand

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Dembele, 25, and Dempsey, 29, have been linked with summer moves to Manchester United and Liverpool respectively.

Belgium international Dembele last month reiterated his commitment to Fulham, having joined the club from AZ Alkmaar for £5 million in 2010.

Dempsey, however, has expressed his ambition to sign for a so-called bigger side, and last week Liverpool were forced to clarify a report that suggested they were set to acquire the American.

Fulham, though, are understood to have not yet received a bid for either player. A source told ESPN: "Fulham have nothing to say on either player, other than no bids would be welcome for any of our players."

Asked whether United or Liverpool have tabled offers for Dembele and Dempsey respectively, the source added: "There are no current bids, and none would be welcome."