Dembele set to join Tottenham
Moussa Dembele, Fulham
The Belgium midfielder, 25, has a £15million release clause in his Craven Cottage contract and Sportsmail understands that Fulham were not willing to entertain offers under that figure.
The Cottagers had activated a clause for an extra 12 months in Dembele’s contract, but the Spurs offer proved too tempting and the player indicated he wanted to go.
Spurs had seen an offer for Brazilian attacker Willian from Shakhtar Donetsk rejected at the weekend and instead switched their target to Dembele, based on his Barclays Premier League experience.
The signing comes 48 hours after the sale of Luka Modric to Real Madrid and follows pressure mounting on chairman Daniel Levy to bring in new faces.
Dembele is likely to make his Spurs debut against Norwich, providing there are no late hitches.
He arrived at Craven Cottage for £5m from AZ Alkmaar as a virtual unknown, signed by Mark Hughes.