The Fulham forward has been linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, but they are far from the only interested party.
The 19-year-old currently plays for Fulham but he is out of contract at the end of the season and has been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks.
According to the Standard, Tottenham would be willing to pay the teenager around £15,000 a week, which is allegedly around half what Dembele could expect to earn if he moves to one of his suitors abroad, with AS Monaco and Wolfsburg both said to be interested.
The other problem comes because Fulham want to keep the player for the rest of the campaign, and although Tottenham are said to be open to the idea of signing him and loaning him immediately back to the Cottagers, Dembele has other ideas.
There is no doubt the player and his representatives hold all the cards in this instance as he knows his value and will be an attractive option to clubs both here and on the continent.
Tottenham have impressed when it comes to signing the next generation of stars, but in the case of Dembele – who has netted 11 goals already this season – they may have to up their wage offer or accept defeat…at least for now.