Toffees target to sign Fulham deal

Fulham Moussa Dembele

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Fulham midfielder Moussa Dembele looks set to snub interest from Everton by signing a new long-term deal with Fulham.

Toffees boss Roberto Martinez is known to be keen on the 19-year-old, who is finally starting to show his real talent after arriving from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2012, but he faces a battle to land the player.

Dembele is due to fall out of contract at the end of the season and the Cottagers are keen to ensure he does not leave west London on the cheap when it expires.

Fulham are reported to have offered him a new bumper four-year deal that will keep him at the club until 2020, and early indications suggest he will put pen-to-paper sooner rather than later.

The Cottagers lost talented youngster Patrick Roberts, who joined Manchester City in the summer, but it looks as though they will keep hold of Dembele despite all the interest from the Premier League.

A host of scouts were again present as Fulham drew 1-1 with Leeds United on Wednesday night and they would have been impressed with Dembele, who netted his third goal of the season to secure a point.

Martinez will now have to turn his attentions to other targets as he looks to bolster his midfield in the January transfer window.

Fulham are back in action this Saturday when they take on London rivals Reading at Craven Cottage.

Dembele and co are 3.15 to pick up the three points, with the high-flying Royals priced at 2.21, while the draw is 3.25.

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