Fulham boss Martin Jol is ready to freeze out Clint Dempsey.

The Mirror says Jol is tipped to ditch last season's 23-goal star from the squad for Saturday's Premier League opener at home to Norwich.

Liverpool want to sign Dempsey, 29, with Roma and Tottenham also interested - but none are willing to match Fulham's £9million valuation.

Dempsey has clashed with Jol in pre-season and was left behind from a training camp in Switzerland.