No Liverpool offers for Clint Dempsey, claim Fulham, as west Londoners warn Brendan Rodgers off making bid
FULHAM deny Clint Dempsey’s move to Liverpool has already gone through after a report on the Liverpool owners’ official website claimed the attacking midfielder had joined the club in time for their US Tour.
The Fenway Sports Group's site audaciously posted a headline that read 'Fabio Borini, Liverpool gear up for North American Tour as Clint Dempsey joins club' and further went on to say Liverpool had "added Fabio Borini and Clint Dempsey to a team that came within a game of winning the FA cup".
The accompanying video, however, although captioned with 'report: Clint Dempsey signs with Liverpool FC', acknowledged that stories in England were merely speculation.
The seemingly false content was later removed and a Fulham spokesman said that, not only were such claims 'totally untrue', but that the club had 'not (even) received any bids' for the player.
"We have received no offers from any club for Clint Dempsey," the spokesman said. "We would discourage any club from making a bid for him."
Brendan Rodgers is in need of a midfielder who can link up well with attack and score goals and, after missing out on Gylfi Sigurdsson, who surprised his former manager by linking up with Tottenham Hotspur, Dempsey is seen as an ideal candidate.
Despite today's embarrssment, the FSG website's blunder will only fuel speculation further amid reports that a £10 million fee has been agreed between the clubs.
Liverpool want to sign Dempsey quickly so he can join up with their tour of his homeland, where he is swiftly overtaking Landon Donovan as the nation's most famed and marketable footballer.