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Martin Jol not coaxed by Dempsey loan link

Oct 28, 2013, 9:28 AM EDT

Clint Dempsey AP

Fulham manager Martin Jol played down speculation of a loan move for former attacker Clint Dempsey by labeling it “unbelievable speculation.”

There’s a possibility that Dempsey, now with the Seattle Sounders, would be available to return to the Premier League during the MLS offseason.

Dempsey did not leave Fulham on such good terms, but with the Cottagers toiling in 14th place any help is welcome.

All Jol could be coaxed into saying about Dempsey was “It’s unbelievable speculation, which is nice. I never talk about players, especially when they are not here.”

The Fulham manager has often lamented the departures of Clint Dempsey and Mousa Dembele and used them as an excuse more than once for poor performances since they left Craven Cottage for Spurs in the final days of the 2012 summer transfer window.

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