Report: Fulham wanted Tottenham's Milos Veljkovic in part-exchange for Moussa Dembele

Tottenham have been trying to do a deal for Fulham's Moussa Dembele.

Tottenham and Fulham appear to have reached a halt in negotiations over Moussa Dembele.

The Guardian report the deal for the French striker is off, with Spurs being unwilling to loan him back to Fulham.

The Championship strugglers are under transfer embargo, restricting them from signing players other than on loan deals.

The Mirror report Fulham wanted to acquire a Spurs player on loan as part of a potential Dembele switch, targeting Serbian prospect Milos Veljkovic.

The under-20 World Cup winner can play in midfield and defence and like Dembele is out of contract at the end of the season. He has previously been on loan at Middlesbrough and Charlton.

A deal is not likely however, with Veljkovic electing to move to German side Werder Bremen.

German outlet KreisZeitung reported a deal to take the youngster to Bremen is imminent, although the Bundesliga transfer deadline only passes on Tuesday at 5pm.

While this is not understood to have been a reason behind Tottenham's move for Dembele breaking down, it is one more factor which will make it more difficult for the Premier League side to change Fulham's mind.

Get Football News France report that talks between the two clubs will continue.

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