The biggest transfer news of the week in the Premier League is the reported Manchester United bid for highly-rated Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as per various UK media outlets. It was stated that the Red Devils have made a €70m bid to sign the French attacker in the summer.
Manchester United have made the signing of a new striker one of their transfer priorities this summer. Several names have been linked including the aforementioned Dembele who has adequate English football experience. He was formerly on the payroll of Fulham and Celtic.
Moussa Dembele is a striker target for the Red Devils alongside Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane and petite Inter Milan attacker Lautaro Martinez.
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Manchester United have striker Odion Ighalo in their ranks but that has not prevented the club from chasing the aforementioned strikers. Ex-Super Eagles striker Ighalo is on loan at the club from Shanghai Shenhua in the Chinese Super League and his long-term future is not certain.
Ighalo and the club are willing to make the deal permanent after his instant success at the club but they have to contend with Shanghai Shenhua who has directed the player to return to the club for the start of the Chinese top flight in July. The club has slammed a £20m transfer fee on Ighalo for the loan move to be made permanent.
Manchester United are not the only Premier League side keen to sign Moussa Dembele with top four rivals Chelsea also in the mix. The clubs were linked with the Frenchman in the last transfer window but Lyon were adamant that the striker is not for sale.
Lyon’s position on the player has changed in a few months after the club failed to qualify for Europe in two decades. To this effect, Manchester United have a good chance of signing him as long as they can fend off rivals Chelsea.
Transfer Ratings for Moussa Dembele to Manchester United: 7/10.