West Ham ‘aiming to gazump Manchester United in the chase for £30m-rated Moussa Dembele’ with Lyon now ‘willing to sell the striker’
- Moussa Dembele has scored 44 goals in 95 appearances since signing for Lyon
- The former Celtic frontman’s opportunities have reduced in recent games
- West Ham and Manchester United are both believes to be interested in Dembele
West Ham could be set to make a move for out-of-favour Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
The French side are reportedly prepared to sell the former Celtic frontman who has become frustrated with being left on the bench in recent times.
Dembele, 24, has a number of suitors including Manchester United who are still keen to improve the depth of their squad.
Moussa Dembele has become frustrated with his opportunities at Lyon in recent times
He has scored 44 goals in 95 appearances for them but has featured more from the bench
But now the Sun are reporting that David Moyes is a big fan of Dembele and is keen to bring him to the London Stadium.
Lyon signed Dembele from Celtic in August 2018 and are keen to make a profit on what they spent for the Frenchman.
This could cause problems for those interested in Dembele, such as Manchester United, as Lyon could be persuaded by a £30m deal which would go even higher through bonuses.
West Ham though do have money to spend after the last transfer window as they failed to buy a new frontman.
Sebastian Haller is their main attacking option though Moyes has been reluctant to pick him at times since he’s joined.
David Moyes is reported to be a keen admirer of Dembele and would like to sign the striker
Since joining the Hammers, Haller has scored eight Premier League goals in 35 appearances but has largely struggled for consistency.
A move to West Ham would see him return to England after three seasons at Fulham before he was signed by Celtic in 2016.
Dembele was prolific in Scotland scoring 51 goals in 94 appearances across all competitions before joining Lyon.
The 24-year-old has scored 44 goals in 95 appearances at the French side but his chances have got fewer and farther between in recent times.
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