Tottenham appear to have suffered a blow in their pursuit of Ryan Sessegnon, with Fulham seemingly confident he will stay with them.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to snap up the teenager as a replacement for Danny Rose, who has been tipped to move before next month’s transfer deadline.
However, Fulham manager Scott Parker has said that he believes Sessegnon will still be at Craven Cottage after that August 8 deadline.
The player has just a year remaining on his contract and has been widely tipped to move to north London.
But Parker believes Sessegnon, who is recovering from a hamstring problem, will play a big part in Fulham’s promotion challenge.
“He’s rehabbing back to a point where he can feature,” Parker told West London Sport.
“We’ll try everything we can [to keep him]. We’ll see what will happen from there but at this present time, with 10 days [of the transfer window] to go, he’s a Fulham player and we fully expect him to rehab back from his injury and play a big part.”
Sessegnon’s injury forced him off during England’s European Under-21 Championship game against Romania and he has not featured at all in Fulham’s pre-season campaign.