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Fulham chief furious with Tottenham over Sessegnon tactics

Fulham are furious with Tottenham over their deal for Ryan Sessegnon.

Spurs moved to sign Sessegnon on deadline day in a £25 million switch after being long-term admirers of the 19-year-old.

But Tony Khan blasted their behaviour in the negotiations and stated the lateness of the deal meant Fulham were unable to sign a replacement.

Speaking to Fulham's official website, Khan said: "We heard from them [Tottenham] for the first time two weeks before the close of the window.

"We had been making all our deals under the assumption that Ryan could wind the contract down and they were not going to offer us anything. I was totally prepared for that.

“It seemed like it might be a likely scenario when he still had not heard from them a couple of weeks out, which is why I was doing loan deals where we knew the club would compliant with Financial Fair Play [FFP] rules.

"We had got three of our top four targets on loan but there was still a lot of uncertainty about what we could do in the rest of the window after we got Ivan Cavaleiro, Anthony Knockaert and Harry Arter.

“It turned out we were not able to buy any players because this transaction had been held up. And when I finally got an offer it was so ridiculously low that I had to make it super clear that we were not going to take a penny less than our asking price, which is exactly what we got.

"If it was a penny less than our asking price I was perfectly fine for the player to wind his contract down."

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