Watching Man Utd scouts see £40m hitman score twice in four days

Date published: Monday 13th January 2020 11:40

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Manchester United scouts have watched Moussa Dembele score twice in four days as they reportedly ponder making a move for the Lyon striker.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to sign a attacking midfielder with Bruno Fernandes understood to be one target, but United are also believed to be chasing a striker.

Sky Sports claim United appear to have entered the race for Dembele, but Tottenham and Chelsea are also keen on the 23-year-old forward.

Last week journalist Ian McGarry claimed Chelsea had verbally agreed a deal with Dembele, although Frank Lampard played down the club’s interest in the forward on Friday.

“He’s a player I know and a player the club know, but I’m surprised to see his name crop up so frequently in relation to us to be brutally honest,” said Lampard.

Goal have since reported that Spurs are “looking into the possibility of signing” the Lyon forward with Harry Kane sidelined until April at the earliest after undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.

Both Chelsea and United sent scouts to watch him the forward score in the Coupe De La Ligue against Brest on Wednesday night. And, according to journalist Ignazio Genuardi via Get French Football News, United scouts were in attendance at the Matmut Atlantique to watch him in action against Bordeaux on Saturday.

 

 

The striker put in a superb display with the winning goal and an assist and the watching scouts will have gone away with plenty to think about.

The French outlet claim that United are in regular contact with the forward, but Lyon are believed to want in excess of £40million for the player, who hit 51 goals in 94 games for Celtic before he was sold to Lyon in August 2018.

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