Arsenal, Manchester United Set to Battle It Out for Lyon Striker Moussa Dembele

  • Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has emerged as a hot shot for Arsenal and Manchester United who are in the market for strikers
  • Manchester United are yet to sign any striker this summer despite losing Edinson Cavani and possibly Cristiano Ronaldo too
  • Dembele enjoyed a wonderful individual season with Lyon contributing 22 goals in all competitions

Top Premier clubs are set to enter into a bidding war for Lyon’s striker Moussa Dembele. Arsenal and Manchester United are said to be heavily interested in the Lyon star.

While United’s interest is understandable considering they might lose Cristiano Ronaldo, Arsenal’s interest will raise some eyebrows considering the club recently bought Gabriel Jesus.

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Lyon’s striker Moussa Dembele is on the radar of Arsenal and Manchester United. Photo by TF-Images
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Jesus was however used for most parts of last season as a winger by Pep Guardiola. Despite his preferred position being a number 9, he similarly excelled in that role and Mikel Arteta could be harbouring thoughts of pairing him upfront with Dembele.

United Transfer Room reports that Erik ten Hag is still looking for more attacking options despite the trio of Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashfors impressing during preseason.

The club has apparently withdrawn from the race to race Anthony for Ajax while they are not sure Ronaldo will commit.

Dembele is entering the final year of his contract and Lyon could be tempted to cash in on him.

Manchester United are also looking at Brentford’s striker Ivan Toney

At the same time, Sports Brief earlier reported that Manchester United are said to be looking into the possibility of signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney. If recent reports are anything to go by, United will be in the market for a new striker should Cristiano Ronaldo leave, as alleged by different outlets.

Ronaldo is yet to resume for preseason training, with many insinuating that he will be keen to push a move away from Old Trafford this summer. The Mirror now reports that head coach Erik ten Hag is now looking up to Toney.

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The report states that United is among the clubs that are interested in the 26-year-old striker whose goalscoring exploits brought Brentford back to the Premier League. He then scored 14 goals and provided a further six assists in his debut season.

Author: Martin Moses


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