Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic gives defiant update on Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele's futures

The Fulham boss insists they are heading nowhere.

Fulham are facing an uphill battle to keep hold of two of their strikers this week.

The Cottagers have seen Ross McCormack and Moussa Dembele linked with moves away from the club in recent days.

Now the club's boss Slavisa Jokanovic has had his say on the matter. Speaking to getwestlondon he stated:

"I understand the club have interests in thinking about him because he is one of the best Championship players, he’s our best player too, so the people need to understand Fulham too.

"If you are serious people, if you start thinking, we don’t need the money, when actually right now we need other things. This is a very clear situation. With the time, it’s only now seven more days, everything will be more clear, but I am not, I can repeat, I don’t want to sell and we are not in a situation to sell our best players.

"Speculation is always about Dembele, about McCormack, for my side. I don’t give any permission to make these kind of steps.”

That will be music to the ears of Fulham fans - but Middlesbrough and Tottenham Hotspur supporters will not be so keen.

Middlesbrough appear the favourites for the Scottish striker. The Daily Mail reported yesterday morning that Boro had bid £9 million plus Kike for the player and that McCormack had informed Fulham of his desire to make the switch north.

Tottenham Hotspur meanwhile are the favourites for Moussa Dembele. The London Evening Standard recently reported that Tottenham want to sign the player and then loan him back to Fulham for the rest of the season this month.

The youngster is out of contract in the summer and Fulham are hoping to cash in on the player this month - with the risk of him agreeing a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club, which would see Fulham receive no money for the player.

However it would seem that Fulham are keen to keep the pair regardless of Middlesbrough and Tottenham's rather lucrative propositions.

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