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Dempsey requests transfer to Champions League

Sat., Aug. 18, 2012

United States international star Clint Dempsey has refused to play for Fulham and is seeking a transfer to a Champions League team, the Premier League club’s coach Martin Jol said Friday. Dempsey was linked to Liverpool last month after Reds coach Brendan Rodgers admitted during a preseason tour of the U.S. and Canada that the Merseyside club had inquired about him. However, no deal was forthcoming from Liverpool’s U.S. owners, the Fenway Sports Group, which also owns the Boston Red Sox. Asked if the attacking midfielder would face Norwich in today’s first league match of the season, Jol said: “Clint is not involved. … Clint told us that he wanted to leave and that he wasn’t ready to play for this club anymore.” – Associated Press

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