Moussa Dembele to Chelsea latest: £40m player-plus-cash offer, striker wants to sign for Blues

Chelsea are in the market for attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window.

Head coach Frank Lampard has money to spend and thanks to the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturning their two-window transfer embargo handed down by FIFA, the go-ahead to spend it too.

A number of players have already been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge, with the likes of Jadon Sancho, Wilfried Zaha and Timo Werner all on the radar.

One player who is earning more column inches than the others though, is Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

The Frenchman has scored 10 goals in 18 Ligue 1 games this season, prompting a number of Premier League clubs to take note of the former Fulham man.

So, will the 23-year-old be on his way to the Premier League this season? Take a look at the latest news surrounding the future of the Frenchman.

Lyon release statement

Amid the speculation surrounding their player, Lyon have made a move to send a hands-off warning to any club who may be showing an interest.

A statement released by the club read: “Olympique Lyonnais has taken note of certain information relayed by the media suggesting that Moussa Dembele could interest other clubs during this transfer window.

“OL would like to reaffirm its wish, as in the summer of 2019, to keep Moussa Dembele.

“The club has full confidence in Moussa and counts in particular on him to build a successful team for the seasons to come.”

Although, there was one previous saga where the club were confident of keeping a player, just one week before selling him.

Read about it here

£34 million bid ‘rejected’

According to Sky Sports News , Lyon have rejected an offer of around £34 million from Chelsea for the striker, as they search for competition for Tammy Abraham.

The report claims that the Blues are willing to pay up to €40 million (£34 million), but Lyon are determined to keep hold of their man, meaning Chelsea will have to up their offer.

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