Villas-Boas ready to offload Dempsey in January.
Tottenham flop Clint Dempsey could be set for a swift return to Fulham after Andre Villas-Boas told Spurs chairman Daniel Levy he does not want the US international at White Hart Lane.
Dempsey, 29, only joined Spurs on transfer deadline day in August but fanatix understands that Villas-Boas wants Levy to consider offers for forward in January.
Liverpool, who tracked Dempsey in the summer and looked favourites for his signature before Spurs swooped, are understood to be interested in the American but will not pay more than £4m, with Levy determined to recoup the £6m Spurs paid the Cottagers.
Dempsey left Craven Cottage in acrimonious circumstances, with reports suggesting he went on strike in order to secure a move.
But it is thought Fulham are prepared to offer Dempsey the chance to return to West London but, like Liverpool, will not pay over the odds for the misfiring star.
Dempsey has scored crucial goals for Spurs against both Manchester United and Southampton but has otherwise struggled to impress in an advanced midfield role.
It is understood that Villas-Boas agreed to Dempsey’s arrival because Tottenham were short of options following the departure of Rafael van der Vaart but the Portuguese now wants to offload the attacker to raise money for his own January targets.
Villas-Boas is desperate to bring in one of either Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic or CSKA star Alan Dzagoev, while the former Chelsea boss has not ruled out reigniting his interest in Shakhtar’s Champions League hero Willian and Joao Moutinho of Porto.
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