Transfer news: Fulham near agreement for Clint Dempsey loan
Club hope old boy can revive their season
Thursday 19 December 2013
Fulham hope that the loan signing of their former player, Clint Dempsey, will turn their season around and help them avoid relegation.
The American, who now plays for the Seattle Sounders, was in London yesterday to try and finalise a two-month deal during the Major League Soccer off-season.
It is thought that the 30-year-old favours a Premier League return instead of joining his USA teammates training in Brazil and California.
Dempsey has a clause in his contract that allows him to go on loan for the months of January and February and Seattle general manager Adrian Hanauer has admitted a move looks likely.
West Ham are also thought to be interested but it is understood that Dempsey would prefer a move to Craven Cottage.
In his time there, he scored 50 Premier League goals in five-and-a-half years before moving to Tottenham.
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