Beijing Sinobo Guoan chief denies contact with Dembele

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Dom Le Roy

Mousa Dembele has been intensely linked with a departure from Tottenham Hotspur during the current transfer window.

Sky Sports even claimed yesterday that Spurs had accepted an offer in the region of £9m for the Belgian from Chinese Super League side Beijing Sinobo Guoan.

The Chinese club have now moved to claim that they are yet to hold any discussions with Dembele, despite the fact that well-respected Belgian football journalist Kristof Terreur has verified that an offer has been lodged.

 

Beijing Guoan chief executive Li Ming was quoted as saying by Belgian daily Het Laatste Nieuws: “Guoan haven’t been in touch with Mousa Dembele.”

Dembele is out of contract at Tottenham in the summer and has not featured since injuring his ankle in the 3-2 win at Wolves in early November.

He has made 249 appearances for Spurs since joining the club from Fulham in August 2012 for an undisclosed fee.

His injury issues have blighted his ability to hold down a regular first team place in recent seasons, but has shown glimpses of why he is still adored by the Spurs faithful.  

You only have to cast your mind back to his performance against Juventus in Turin last season, it’s just a shame the 31-year-old can no longer do it week in, week out.

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