Coppell told the club's official website: "For this to be anything other than a rumour, two things have got to happen.

"First, Seol has got to say to me that he wants to go, which he hasn't done. Secondly, Fulham have got to phone me up and say 'we want to buy him', which they haven't done.

"So, on the basis of zero fact then this is just fish and chip paper."