Moussa Dembele ‘happy’ to seal Chelsea transfer despite Tammy Abraham competition

Lyon forward Moussa Dembele would be ‘happy’ to move to Chelsea in the January transfer window because he is confident of his own ability.

That is according to transfer expert Duncan Castles, who claims the Frenchman would believe he could oust out Tammy Abraham for a starting berth in the team.

The Blues are weighing up making a second bid for Dembele after having a first offer turned down last week.

Frank Lampard is keen to bring in another striker to compete with Abraham, who has surprised many this season with his form.

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The 22-year-old has bagged 12 Premier League goals so far to help fire Chelsea into fourth place going into the new year.

Former Celtic forward Dembele has also been linked with Manchester United with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer desperate for attacking reinforcements.

And Castles reckons the 23-year-old, who has scored 10 goals in Ligue 1 this season, would be happy to join either Premier League clubs.

Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, he said: “I’m told he’s more than happy to go to Chelsea, for example, where Tammy Abraham has scored heavily for Chelsea this season and is very much in possession of the jersey, and do the same thing there.

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Moussa Dembele is ‘happy’ to join Chelsea or Man Utd in the January transfer window

“Fight for his place, be confident that he can do a better job than Abraham and that he will end up being the first-choice striker at some point after that transfer is made.

“Or, that Frank Lampard would change his formation to accommodate both of them in the first XI.

“Same story with Manchester United. I think with Manchester United, it’s almost an easier sell because it’s so obvious that Manchester United lack a player of Dembele’s type.

“We’ve talked about it in the podcast from early in the summer, that this was gonna be a problem with Manchester United this season, that they were banking purely on fast…


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