Clint Dempsey was not in Fulham's squad for Wednesday's preseason friendly against Lokomotive Leipzig.
With most of Fulham's first team involved in the match either as starters or on the sub's list, Dempsey being left out adds fuel to the rumors that a deal with that would see Dempsey move away from the club is coming sometime soon.
Earlier on Wednesday, in an article linked from Liverpool owner Fenway Sports Group's website and published on NESN.com, it was reported that the Reds had "added Clint Dempsey to a team that game (sic) within a game of winning the FA Cup" and he would join the club on their North American tour. Any mention of Dempsey on the webpage was later removed.
Fulham quickly denied that a deal was done and also said that no bids had been put in for the player.
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