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Championship manager confident prolific striker will stay amid Chelsea transfer talk

dembele1234The Fulham fans who are competing in a pool tournament in The Transfer Tavern this evening are discussing comments made by their manager, with regards to the future of one of their star performers.

According to reports on Get West London the Championship club’s manager Slavisa Jokanovic is confident he persuade Moussa Dembele to remain at Craven Cottage for at least one more season.

The impressive striker was close to leaving the club during the January transfer window with a move to Tottenham Hotspur falling through late on the final day of the window.

With interest in the striker expected to be high this summer with the likes of Liverpool, Everton, and Spurs all linked with the player, Jokanovic could face a hell of a challenge to get him to remain at the club.

Speaking about Dembele the Fulham boss said: “I believe there is a possibility to get Moussa to stay.

“I know it’s his decision; his agent’s and his family around him. He’s a very clever guy; he’s very young, and 100 per cent he has a future in front of him.

“What Fulham can offer him can be the best way for him.

“He has a career which is 16 years more, and he has to make a choice as to how he travels these 16 years. He needs to be very clever and choose what’s best for him.”

The clinical striker has been linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea in the summer transfer window, though it seems it will take some work to lure the marksman to Stamford Bridge in the summer!

The Fulham fans in The Tavern are hopeful that their manager can persuade Dembele to stay, but think the overtures of the Premier League will be too much for the striker to resist.

Our landlord here in the Tavern feels that Moussa Dembele is one of the Sky Bet Championship’s best strikers along with Andre Gray, and say that he could do a job in the Premier League!

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