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The 24-year-old Belgium international refuses to distance himself from a move to north London, admitting he harbours ambitions to leave Craven Cottage for a bigger club

Fulham striker Moussa Dembele has fuelled speculation linking him with a January transfer to Tottenham, admitting that a move to north London would be a “step higher”.

Dembele has shown promise for Fulham in spite of a number of injury problems since arriving from Dutch side AZ Alkmaar in August last year, and several of the Premier League’s top clubs are thought to be keeping tabs on his progress.

The Belgian is just beginning to find his feet at Craven Cottage, but has revealed he would relish a move to a bigger club in the near future.

"It would obviously be a step higher, and that has always been my goal,” Dembele told De Standaard when questioned about the interest from Spurs.

"I did well last season, when I was not injured, through many matches for Fulham. So why not step higher?"

Dembele added that current boss Martin Jol is helping him to develop more of a cutting edge to his play.

"My thinking has changed somewhat,” he added. “I shoot much more on target. The Fulham coach says that I'm evolving.

"In the past, I could have gone four games and not taken a shot at goal. That no longer happens.

"Each match I shoot four times. I have also scored. Not enough, I know, but it will come."

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