Former West Bromwich Albion and Sunderland striker Don Goodman has told Sky Sports that Moussa Dembele should not leave Fulham in the January transfer window.
Dembele has been on the books of Fulham since 2013 and has a contract until June 2016.
The 19-year-old has been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage in January, with as many as three top Premier League clubs reported to be interested in his services.
According to The London Evening Standard, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Liverpool are all eyeing the France Under-20 international.
Goodman is a fan of Dembele and rates the teenager highly, but he has suggested that the youngster should not leave Fulham in the January transfer window.
"I am not sure the timing is good for Dembele,” the former Wolverhampton Wanderers striker told Sky Sports. “He has a regular spot and he is playing alongside McCormack, who I think is in the top three players in the Championship.
"I wouldn't let either of them go if I were Fulham and Dembele perhaps needs to stay, get some more minutes under his belt and score some goals.
"Perhaps some of the clubs he has been linked with are clubs where he wouldn't get a regular first-team spot and I am not sure if that would be right for him, but time will tell.”
Dembele has been in brilliant form so far this season and has established himself as a key player for Fulham.
The Frenchman has scored nine goals and created 16 chances in 22 Championship appearances so far this season.
Fulham are 19th in the Championship table at the moment with just 27 points from 25 matches, only six points above the relegation zone.