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Moussa Dembele to Chelsea: Summer move planned, £60m war chest, Frank Lampard’s priority

Moussa Dembele was heavily linked with a move away from Lyon in the January transfer window.

The French striker was reportedly on the wishlist of a host of Premier League clubs, with the likes of Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United all looking for striking reinforcements.

In the end, Lyon decided to keep the forward and leave potential suitors disappointed.

But will Dembele get a move to England in the summer?

Take a look at the latest news regarding the future of the young attacker.

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Lyon chief drops Moussa Dembele transfer update

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.

Jean-Michel Aulas alongside Moussa Dembele.
(Image: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP via Getty Images)

In comments released on Lyon’s official website, and translated by Get French Football News, Aulas played down the prospects of Dembele leaving in January to return to London.

“Moussa Dembele will not leave because he wants to stay to win something with Lyon,” he said. “There have been offers for him and for other players but none of those that we want to keep will leave in January.”

He added: “We will only do deals that correspond with what our sporting director, board members and manager want.”

Dembele ‘agrees’ personal terms

According to The Transfer Window podcast, Moussa Dembele has agreed personal terms with Chelsea over a January move.

However, Lyon look unlikely to sanction a sale given president Jean-Michel Aulas’ comments.

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