Fulham boss Martin Jol is interested in Kouyate before the transfer market shuts next week.
"If Kouyate leaves, there will be another central defender to take his place. But I do not think Cheikhou will leave," said Van den Brom.
"The player does not determine whether we do or do not talk to an interested club."
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