Dembele set for new deal talks at Fulham

Fulham Craven Cottage

HITC Sport understands Fulham are seeking talks with Moussa Dembele over a new deal at Craven Cottage.

Fulham are stepping up their efforts to secure forward Moussa Dembele on a new contract with the player's current deal due to expire next summer.

French youngster Dembele is highly-regarded at Fulham and he was a reported target for Everton during the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

However, Fulham managed to keep hold of Dembele and the 19-year-old has established himself as a regular in Kit Symons' side this season.

Dembele made 15 appearances last season, but the powerful forward has already made 12 appearances so far this season and chipped in with three goals.

Fulham are aware that clubs are monitoring Dembele's situation in West London and are hoping to land him on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the season.

As a result Fulham are seeking urgent talks with Dembele as they look to ward off rivals by tying down the striker to a new long-term deal.

Dembele, who has represented France at every age level from Under-16 to Under-20, has scored five goals in 30 appearances for Fulham since joining from Paris Saint Germain in 2012.

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