Fulham are in a strong position regarding the future of their prized asset Ryan Sessegnon, whose contract at Craven Cottage does not contain a release clause amid interest from Premier League outfits Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United.
Sessegnon has established himself as a key part of Fulham's starting line-up since making his debut for his boyhood club last season aged just 16 and his mature performances at both left-back and left-wing have predictably drawn interest from Premier League sides.
Tottenham, Liverpool and United have all been heavily linked with the England youth international, who marked his 50th appearance for Fulham with a remarkable hat-trick against high-flying Sheffield United on Tuesday (21 November) as Slavisa Jokanovic's side earned their first victory in seven matches with a 5-4 win at Bramall Lane.
Such a performance will only fuel speculation surrounding Sessegnon's future, but Fulham will certainly be able to command a hefty fee for the 17-year-old due to there being no release clause in his current deal. Tottenham reportedly had a £25m bid for the versatile left-back turned down in the summer, and Fulham are likely to command a figure north of £30m for their academy graduate, who does not seem overly willing to push for a move away from west London.
Speaking after his momentous man-of-the-match display against Sheffield United, Sessegnon said: "It's my club, Fulham's my club, the club I came through and the club that made me a professional. Every goal I dedicate to the fans and the club."
Sessegnon will hope he can help lead the Cottagers back to the Premier League after suffering play-off heartbreak last season, but the likes of Tottenham, Liverpool and United are likely to present Fulham with an offer they may not be able to refuse, such is the clamour that surrounds their coveted youngster.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has a host of left-back options available to him in James Milner, Alberto Moreno and Andrew Robertson, but the trio have failed to truly convince the German that they are long-term solutions for the problem position at Anfield.
Manchester United have also encountered a number of problems with the left side of their defence in recent seasons. Luke Shaw has not exactly flourished since moving to Old Trafford in 2014. The former Southampton star has been frozen out of the first-team by Jose Mourinho, while Matteo Darmian and Daley Blind are not adequate solutions for the left-back slot.
United have been linked with a move for Spurs defender Danny Rose, but they did express 'significant interest' in Sessegnon during the summer. Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has garnered a stellar reputation for developing young British talent, and he may be inclined to follow up his side's interest in the Fulham teenager if Rose does seek pastures new.