Man Utd and Spurs target declared ‘not for sale’

Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur’s hopes of landing Fulham full back Ryan Sessegnon have been dealt a blow after the club declared the player not for sale.

The 17-year-old is one of the hottest prospects in English Football, scoring seven goals and making four assists in 26 Championship games for the West London club, and has attracted attention from some of the Premier League big guns.

Manchester United are thought to be eyeing the youngster as one of a number of targets to become their new first choice left back, with Danny Rose and Alex Sandro also on their list of targets. Meanwhile, Tottenham are interested in signing the youngster as a potential replacement for the aforementioned Danny Rose.

However, Fulham vice Chairman Tony Khan has confirmed that Sessegnon will not be leaving Craven Cottage this month.

“As it’s been the subject of a great deal of speculation, I’d like to announce that Ryan Sessegnon is staying with Fulham football club and will not be departing during this January transfer window.

“Ryan is a very important part of the Fulham family, and we’re grateful that he’ll be with us as we fight to achieve promotion this season.”

Sessegnon could command a fee in excess of the £36m that Man Utd paid for Anthony Martial back in 2015, meaning he would become the most expensive teenager in the World.

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