Transfer News: Moussa Dembele interested about Manchester United transfer
Lyon star Moussa Dembele has revealed to Manchester United he wants to move to Old Trafford this summer in a blow to Frank Lampard’s expectations of signing him for Chelsea.
The Frenchman has been seriously connected with a transfer to the Premier League for a while and France’s choice to abandon the Ligue 1 season has caused Dembele’s departure certain as Lyon to have been denied European football.
The ex-Celtic star was considered by the Red Devils the previous summer as a swap for Romelu Lukaku but it created the impression that United had cooled their interest when they signed Odion Ighalo on loan in January.
That gave Chelsea the high ground with Lampard set to be given significant funds this summer as he’s been denied the opportunity to add to his squad since he was appointed.
In any case, the Daily Star claim Dembele has suggested to Man United that they are his favored decision this summer and the Red Devils are presently ‘increasingly certain’ of completing a £60m move.
Man United have dispatched scouts to watch Dembele multiple times in the last few months and he’s gotten gleaming reports with respect to his movement off the ball and how clinical he is in front of goal.
Lyon want £60m for Dembele however United would like negotiate perhaps bring the value down since the French club are probably going to be in need of financial help as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Man United are hesitant to sign Odion Ighalo on a permanent basis, they’re searching for a more younger long term choice like Dembele.