Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic has broken his silence on the future of young star Ryan Sessegnon, failing to rule out a Craven Cottage exit for the long-term Tottenham target.
Rumours have been gaining pace about a Premier League move for 17-year-old left-back Sessegnon, who has emerged as a real talent for the west London side.
As previously reported by the Telegraph, Spurs had a £25million bid for the flyer rejected in August, and speculation has been rife about a return bid for Sessegnon in January.
Premier League rivals Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the youngster, who signed a new three-year contract with the Cottagers in the summer.
Sessegnon has been a mainstay for Fulham this season, appearing in every single one of their Championship matches so far, scoring four goals.
He became the first 17-year-old since Dele Alli to score a hat-trick in English league football when he netted a treble against Sheffield United in November.
Fulham boss Jokanovic has now finally spoken out about Sessegnon’s future, saying he is confident he will stay, but also failing to rule out an exit for the starlet.
As quoted by Get West London, he said: “Yes [I am confident of keeping Sessegnon], if we want to be competitive we must keep our important players.
“All the questions are what the value of this player is, but myself, as a coach, I prefer to stay with the more important players for the competition that is ahead of us, but on the other side I can understand the business side too.
“In this moment, I am not thinking of being without him for the season, but it is not under my control.”
In other Tottenham news, the club have scheduled contract talks with this superstar for after the January window.