Chelsea target outlines future plan, as Man Utd prepare £42.5m bid

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Moussa Dembele insists he does not plan to leave Lyon in the January transfer window, amid interest from Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea.

Dembele has been linked with moves away from Lyon this month, with Premier League trio United, Spurs, and Chelsea reported to be interested in securing his services.

FootMercato has reported that Chelsea have had a bid of €40million (£33.97m) turned down by Lyon, and Tottenham Hotspur have also failed in their attempt for the 23-year-old.

The French publication has further claimed that United are planning to make an offer of €50 million (£42.46m) for the Frenchman.

With Marcus Rashford out injured at the moment and likely to be on the sidelines for three months, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to bring in a new striker in the January transfer window.

United are also unable to recall Alexis Sanchez from his loan spell at Inter Milan.

However, the Red Devils could be set for a disappointment in their attempt to lure Dembele to Old Trafford, with the former Fulham striker saying that he is happy at Lyon and does not want to leave the Ligue 1 outfit in the middle of the season.

“I am a Lyon player and I will remain so until the end of the season,” Dembele told Goal. “I do not think that there will be a departure this winter.

“Lots of things are being said but it’s up to me to ignore that and remain concentrated on the pitch.”



Dembele joined Lyon from Celtic in the summer of 2018 for £19.7 million and has been a success for the French club.

The 23-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided one assist in 19 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season, while during the 2018-19 campaign, the striker scored 15 goals and provided four assists in the league and also found the net once in the Champions League.


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