Lyon chief drops Moussa Dembele transfer update over January move to Chelsea

Jean-Michel Aulas has claimed that Moussa Dembele does not want to leave Lyon in the January transfer window to join Chelsea or any of his other suitors.

The president of the Ligue 1 club has confirmed that offers have been made for the forward, however.

Only Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yeddar and Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain have scored more goals in the French topflight this season than the 23-year-old.

Last season he scored 15 goals and set up four assists in 33 league appearances and has already found the net 10 times in 18 games this campaign.

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After starting out as an academy player for Cergy CLos and Paris Saint-Germain in his homeland, Dembele made the switch to Fulham in 2012 and played 64 games in all competitions for the west London club before moving to Celtic in 2016.

In Glasgow he became a fan favourite and scored 51 goals in 94 appearances, win two Scottish league titles and the Scottish League Cup and Scottish Cup on two occasions to capture two trebles under Brendan Rodgers.

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