The Cottagers made enquiries about bringing the Frenchman back to west London from the French side.
However, Dembele had his sights set on a move to Atletico Madrid, where he has since transferred.
The 24-year-old had his heart set on the Atletico move, and Fulham could not compete with the terms they were offering.
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