Fulham are reportedly in danger of losing English wonder kid Patrick Roberts as the Premier League's top six clubs are interested in signing him in the summer.
According to the Telegraph, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Tottenham and Manchester City are vying for the youngster's signature and had made enquiries lat summer when the Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League.
But Fulham's hefty £15m ($22m) asking price put off interested clubs, who would return in the summer as Fulham are facing yet another relegation battle to remain in the Championship. Moreover, they will be unable to demand a fee of their choice, as the striker will enter the final-year of his contract with the club.
The Craven Cottage outfit have had a dreadful season, due to which Roberts has failed to get regular game time and has made just three starts for Fulham this campaign.
However, the 18-year-old, who is one of the most highly-rated prospects in England has been impressive for the Three Lions U19 squad, having scored five goals in his eight appearances thus far.
Meanwhile, Fulham manager Kit Symons has admitted that the young forward will be offered a new contract to remain with the club beyond this summer and believes that the player is still not at a level to compete in a relegation battle in the Championship.
"Pat will be offered a new contract," Symons confirmed, as quoted by the Mirror.
"We will look to tie up our best young players. He's a fantastic prospect. It's a little bit early for him to play Championship football in the position we're in."
"He's a sensible lad. I'd be a bit worried if he didn't want to play but he understands the situation and the predicament of the club," the Cottagers boss explained.