Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/23/12

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 15: US National Soccer Team players Clint Dempsey (L) and Josie Altador arrive at the 2009 ESPY Awards held at Nokia Theatre LA Live on July 15, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The 17th annual ESPYs will air on Sunday, July 19 at 9PM ET on ESPN. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for ESPY)
Clint Dempsey will once again be missing from Fulham 's squad when they travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Saturday. Dempsey has been dropped by Cottagers boss Martin Jol after agitating for a move to Liverpool , missing last weekend's 5-0 Premier League rout of Norwich . The Reds have expressed an interest in signing the £7.5million-rated American forward, but have yet to table an offer, leaving player and club in limbo. 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.
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