Cottagers boss Martin Jol has bemoaned the loss of 25-year-old Belgium international midfielder, Mousa Dembele, to Tottenham last summer, with his side struggling to make up the goals and creativity that he brought to the side.
However, a solution can be found in the Londoners’ youth team in the shape of French forward Moussa Dembele, who linked up with Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain just as his namesake was departing for White Hart Lane.
The younger Dembele has edged closer to being handed a chance with the Fulham first-team squad following a hat-trick for the Under-18s in a 3-1 win against Reading earlier this week.
It is the third hat-trick Dembele has scored this season and he has earned rave reviews from the Academy management which could make it a matter of time before he is handed a Premier League bow.
Bayern Munich have entered the race to Emre Can, who continues to talk up a move away from Liverpool this summer.