Fulham not approached over Clint Dempsey or Moussa Dembele - Jol

Fulham duo Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey
Fulham duo Moussa Dembele and Clint Dempsey

Fulham have not received any approaches from their Premier League rivals for attacking duo Clint Dempsey and Moussa Dembele, insists boss Martin Jol.

Dempsey, 29, has scored 23 goals this season, while Dembele, 24, has also impressed as Fulham aim to equal their highest league finish of seventh.

"No clubs have come in with bids," said Jol. "Even if they put a bid in I don't think they are for sale.

"It's not inevitable they will leave. I feel they will be here [next season]."

Jol is adamant he wants to keeps his best players at Craven Cottage over the summer as he prepares for Fulham's final game of the Premier League season against Tottenham on Sunday.

But the Dutchman, who watched a host of highly-coveted players sold when he was in charge of German side Hamburg, admits he is bracing himself for interest in Dempsey and Dembele.

"You always worry," he conceded. "I feel if we can keep all the players we've got now and with one, two, maybe three, additions we can be a very good squad.

"You don't know what happens. I had good squads before, in Germany, and then they sold Vincent Kompany, Nigel de Jong and Rafael van der Vaart in a couple of months.

"It's not about one or two players but, of course, you worry because you want to keep your best players.

"They [Dempsey and Dembele] are big players now - for other clubs - and they would have to pay a lot of money."

Jol, who took over from predecessor Mark Hughes last summer, takes Fulham to former club Spurs knowing victory could lift his ninth-placed side above rivals Everton and Liverpool.

The Cottagers qualified for the Europa League for the first time in their history when they finished seventh under former boss Roy Hodgson in the 2008-09 season.