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Fulham boss intent on keeping Dempsey, Pogrebnyak

Fulham manager Martin Jol has made it clear that he wants Clint Dempsey and Pavel Pogrebnyak to remain with the club.

Russian striker Pogrebnyak is on loan from VfB Stuttgart until the end of the season but Jol insists that he wants the player permanently.

"Yes," Jol replied when asked if he was confident of signing him permanently.

"I think he wants to stay, because Pavel knows football. Things were not always easy for him but now he is the main striker for us. Hopefully he will appreciate that."

And Jol also said that star goalscorer Dempsey, who comes out of contract in the summer of 2013, is certainly a wanted player.

"We want to keep him but we have time on our side," Jol added.

"We have a year from June, which is why I tell you we have time on our side. It depends on him as well, maybe he wants to wait."

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