Fulham report Liverpool boss Rodgers to Premier League over Dempsey chase
15:09 GMT, 23 August 2012
Fulham have made a formal complaint to the Premier League about Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers' pursuit of Clint Dempsey.
The Londoners insist Rodgers has broken rules by going public with his interest in Dempsey.
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The complaint was lodged in July and was discussed at a meeting of the Premier League board, according to Goal.com.
A statement read: 'The Premier League has received a complaint from Fulham FC regarding certain comments made by Liverpool FC officials and is currently looking into the matter.'
The Premier League is expected to write to all parties before deciding whether to take further action.
The complaint relates to comments made by Rodgers when quizzed about his interest in Dempsey.
A story appeared on a website belonging to Liverpool's owners last month claiming Dempsey was a Reds player before the article was quickly removed.
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Rodgers said at the time: 'Clint is a player we've inquired about, it is as simple as that.
'Ian Ayre, our managing director, has spoken with the club to see what the position is. That is where we're at. He's a very talented player but we don't like to talk about other clubs' players.'
Dempsey will once again be missing from the squad when the Cottagers travel to Old Trafford for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester United.
The United States international has been dropped by boss Martin Jol after agitating for a move to Anfield, missing last weekend's 5-0 rout of Norwich.
Jol is frustrated by Liverpool's conduct and feels a distracted Dempsey is unfit to play once more.
'It's the same situation. There has been no formal bid on the table and nothing has changed,' Jol said.