Chelsea transfer chiefs at loggerheads over Lyon star Moussa Dembele signing

Chelsea chiefs are not entirely sold on the idea of bringing in Moussa Dembele this summer.

The Blues are eyeing a striker in the transfer market, along with a left-back and a winger.

There are several targets on their list but forwards are hard to come by in this day and age.

Lautaro Martinez, Timo Werner and Mauro Icardi are on the shortlist but the one name that has floated around Stamford Bridge for some time is Dembele.

The Lyon hotshot was heavily linked with a move in January but the French club refused Chelsea’s offer.

They had no intention of letting their top goalscorer leave midway through the season, a common problem found by Frank Lampard during the winter market.

Moussa Dembele is one of several strikers Chelsea are eyeing
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A summer bid can be expected, or whenever the transfer market is opened.

With the coronavirus crisis decimating the footballing calendar, the season has been pushed back which could have a knock-on effect.

The signing of Hakim Ziyech in February proved that the Chelsea board are still working on transfers, though.

And Dembele remains in the pipeline, but Football London report that not everyone is sold on the striker.

Moussa Dembele has scored 108 goals in 237 professional appearances since breaking through at Fulham
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It was stated that there was far from a unanimous agreement on bringing the Frenchman in.

The former Celtic star may be Lyon’s top scorer but has hardly lit up Ligue 1, scoring 16 in all competitions.

That is just one more than Tammy Abraham but would cost a fee steep of £45m.

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As for other targets, a left-back was also looked at in January.

Ben Chilwell of Leicester has been touted but the Foxes want a mammoth fee.

It has led Chelsea to Porto’s Alex Telles, who would represent a much cheaper option and has also been looked at in the past.


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