Chelsea and Manchester United urged to sign Moussa Dembele alternative in summer transfer window

Chelsea and Manchester United have both been urged to avoid signing Moussa Dembele this summer.

The striker was said to be on both club’s wishlist in the January transfer window, though Frank Lampard denied that the Blues were planning a move for the 23-year-old.

Dembele stayed at Lyon, with Chelsea unable to bring in any players in the winter transfer window, while United opted to sign Odion Ighalo on a six-month loan deal from Shanghai Shenhua.

Both clubs are now apparently considering a move for Dembele in the summer transfer window, but have been told they should be looking elsewhere.

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Charlie Nicholas has advised that Lampard and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be looking at one of Celtic’s current stars, rather than their former striker.

“Odsonne Edouard is good enough to go and play at a Chelsea or a Manchester United,” Nicholas told the Express.

“I say that with some confidence. I think he could go into both their squads and make a real impact.

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“That is how much ability he has. It is up to him how far he wants to go in his career. The sky’s the limit.

“Why have I picked these clubs? Because they have both been linked with his former Celtic strike partner Moussa Dembele in recent months.

“For me, Edouard is a better footballer than the Lyon striker and his fellow Frenchman.

“He is absolutely nailed on to win the player of the year award in my opinion.”

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Edouard has scored 24 goals in all competitions so far this season, and with the striker also being linked to Arsenal in recent days, Nicholas says that Celtic should be looking to improve his current contract.

“If I was Celtic I would be looking to add to that feel-good factor by giving him a new contract. Reward him for what he is doing.

“You don’t even have to extend it. Why not? It is not…