Transfer news

Liverpool fail with Dempsey move

August 31, 2012
By ESPN staff

Liverpool failed in their bid to sign long-time target Clint Dempsey from Fulham on transfer deadline day after not being able to agree a fee with the club.

Fulham's Clint Dempsey celebrates scoring against West Brom
PA PhotosClint Dempsey has not featured for Fulham this season having refused to play

Liverpool faced early competition from Aston Villa, who had a £7 million bid accepted for the Cottagers forward, but Dempsey eventually moved to Tottenham.

ESPN understands that the fee required by Fulham from Liverpool for the American was higher than that of Villa and also Spurs, who signed him for £6 million.

The failure to agree a deal meant that Liverpool did not land any targets on the final day of the transfer window.