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Last Updated: 03/01/20 7:34pm
Chelsea have been linked with a January move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele – but what are the chances of the deal getting over the line?
Sky Sports News understands Lyon have rejected a £34m bid from Chelsea for France international Dembele, with the Ligue 1 club adamant he will not be sold this month.
ESPN’s French football expert Jonathan Johnson offers the inside line on Chelsea’s pursuit of the former Celtic and Fulham striker on the latest edition of the Transfer Talk podcast…
Moussa Dembele: The new Drogba?
“With regards to the comparison to Didier Drogba, he’s obviously not as physical as Drogba was at his peak at Chelsea but he has the potential to be a prolific goalscorer, not only in France but in the Premier League in the right team with the right service.
“He could very well be compatible alongside someone like Tammy Abraham in a two-man attack, but he also works well when he is the focal point of the attack.
“In time, I don’t doubt Dembele would prove to be a smart purchase. He’s spent time in British football so wouldn’t need much time to adapt, were he to move back.”
Does Dembele want to move?
“Dembele would be open to a move to the Premier League, if not now then at the end of the season.
“He, like everybody else at Lyon, will be disappointed with the way things have gone this season, particularly with the loss of Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, two of their best attacking players, to season-ending injuries.
“That has made the outlook for…