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Moussa Dembele’s move to Tottenham has hit a snag after the teenage striker passed a medical on Saturday, Football Insider sources understand.
Fulham have agreed to sell the Frenchman to Spurs this month for an initial £1.7million but are keen for him to return on loan for the rest of the season to spearhead their relegation battle.
However, a source close to the situation has told Football Insider that the Premier League giants are adamant that Dembele links up with Mauricio Pochettino’s squad for the rest of the season.
Harry Kane is the only senior striker at Spurs and Pochettino wants the option of another front man to deputise for the England international.
The two clubs are now locked in stalemate with just over 24 hours of the January transfer window remaining.
Football Insider revealed on Saturday morning that Dembele was set to undergo a Spurs medical after agreeing a transfer to White Hart Lane.
Spurs agreed to pay Fulham an initial £1.7million plus add-ons for the young striker, who passed a medical at White Hart Lane on Saturday.
Fulham are under a transfer embargo this month and can only recruit players on loan rather than permanent deals.
The latest Tottenham transfer news come as Fulham are close to tying their other star player Ross McCormack down to a new contract.