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Tottenham closing in on Fulham's Moussa Dembele

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Tottenham are closing in on the signing of in-demand Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, who has six months remaining on his contract.

The Daily Mail claims that Mauricio Pochettino wants a new striker to take the burden off Harry Kane, who has scored once in the past four games. With his reputation for nurturing young talent, the Frenchman could go straight into the Spurs first team squad.

Not to be confused with Belgium midfielder Mousa Dembele - who joined Tottenham from...erm... Fulham - the 19-year-old was last week said to be in discussions with Monaco regarding a free transfer in the summer.

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A January player-plus-cash deal is made more intriguing by Fulham's transfer embargo. Deep in the Championship's bottom half, the Cottagers could only replace Dembele with a loan signing. They may wish to risk keeping him until the summer and let a tribunal determine compensation - required for domestic youngsters who run down their contracts.

Fulham's poor season hasn't stopped Dembele scoring 11 goals in all competitions. After arriving from PSG in 2012, he made his Premier League debut aged 17 in November 2013 before being eased into the first team.

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The same report from the Mail claims their director of football Mike Rigg is mulling over which Spurs youngster they'd like in return for Dembele. 

Fulham fans - which player would you like in return? And would you rather Dembele ran down his contract? Let us know below.

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