Chelsea join Manchester United in race for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele
In the modern world of football, the transfer season lasts year-round. While the literal transfers of players take place in the summer and winter windows, rumors, speculation and even concrete agreements can happen any time.
The latest reports in Italy suggest that Chelsea have joined Manchester United in race for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
The 23-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.
The France international only joined Lyon from Celtic in 2018 for 22 million euros and his contract runs to June 2023.
Dembele has played 61 times for Lyon since signing from Celtic, scoring 28 goals and creating 6 assists in that time.
The 23-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in France.
Moussa Dembele has represented France at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 level, winning 57 caps and scoring 23 goals.
His impressive performances this season have apparently caught the eye of some of Europe’s big clubs.
Frank Lampard has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe. He is a long term admirer of Dembele and believes he can get the most out of the France international.
The France international provides a unique blend between a classic center-forward and the modern striker.
According to Calciomercato, “English Premier League outfit Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United for the French Ligue 1 club Lyon’s striker Moussa Dembele. The 23-year-old is being highly-rated in the football community and has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the recent past. As per the latest report, Chelsea are now also interested in signing the former Celtic striker and are likely to make a move for him in the coming transfer windows.”
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Lyon are reluctant to let Dembele go, but a big enough bid could persuade them to sell.
Undoubtedly Dembele would be a fantastic recruit for Chelsea.
Chelsea fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
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