Chelsea transfer target Moussa Dembele ‘may prefer’ to join Man Utd in January

Chelsea target Moussa Dembele may prefer to join Manchester United in January, according to transfer expert Ian McGarry.

The Blues are believed to be weighing up their options to sign the Lyon forward at some point this month.

It is being reported that the club are willing to offer fellow Frenchman Olivier Giroud as part of any deal.

Frank Lampard , who is yet to sign any players as manager of his former club, has been buoyed by the news that Chelsea’s transfer ban has been lifted in time for the upcoming window.

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But McGarry insists that United also have an interest in Dembele as they look to boost their striking options.

He reports that the Old Trafford club have previously scouted the former Celtic star and says that the 23-year-old would suit the Red Devils’ style of play and would be guaranteed first team football.

However, he says the lure of Champions League football at Chelsea could also sway his decision.

“In terms of Dembele, yes Manchester United have scouted him, there’s no doubt there will be interest,” McGarry said on the Transfer Window Podcast.

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Moussa Dembele is being linked with several Premier League clubs
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“He would certainly fit into Manchester United’s mode of play.Moussa Dembele is being linked with several Premier League clubs

“Manchester United right now don’t really have an out and out striker.

“[Anthony] Martial is a kind of a nine and a half, but he doesn’t quite fit the point striker role. He’s more a player who can play wide and come in.

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Moussa Dembele is reportedly attracting Premier League attention after impressing at Lyon
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“He’s been used as the central of the front three at the moment and it seems to be going good in some games and not so good in others, but then that’s Manchester United all over.

“So yeah I’m sure as I said Dembele would be a…