Man Utd and Chelsea receive Moussa Dembele transfer boost from Lyon president

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has given Manchester United and Chelsea a boost when talking about the Ligue 1 club’s summer transfer business.

United and Chelsea have both been linked with a move for Moussa Dembele when the window reopens in July.

There have been plenty of reports suggesting Dembele is open to a move to the Premier League with the former Celtic ace expected to cost up to £60m.

In good news for United and Chelsea, it now seems should Dembele make it clear what club he wants to play for, Lyon will do their best to facilitate the transfer providing their asking price is met.

It comes with Lyon president Aulas insisting the club won’t stand in the way of any players who want to leave in the summer.

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Aulas said: “We already have a certain number of offers for our players for summer.

“We sell the players who want to leave to where they want to go.”

Dembele has been in fine form for Lyon this season scoring 19 goals and six assists in 35 games across all competitions.

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to be in the market for a striker in the summer following the departure of Romelu Lukaku last year.

Moussa Dembele is set to leave Lyon in the summer and he could return to the Premier League
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Though former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara believes signing Moussa Dembele would hinder the development of Mason Greenwood.

O’Hara played alongside Dembele at Fulham and doubts if the Frenchman is of a high enough quality to be United’s main striker.

“He was a good player, Mouss,” O’Hara said. “I liked him, he’s had a fantastic career, scored good goals.

“Is he going to hinder Mason Greenwood? For me yes, and is it worth it?

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