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Chelsea: Club keen on Olympique Lyonnais forward Moussa Dembele

Chelsea: Club keen on Olympique Lyonnais forward Moussa Dembele

Chelsea are keen on signing Olympique Lyonnais forward Moussa Dembele ahead of next summer’s transfer window, according to The Daily Mail.

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The Blues join Manchester United, who were linked with the France youth international in last summer’s window and sent a scout to watch him play during Lyon’s clash with Toulouse last Saturday.

After Sylvinho’s sacking, Dembele – a former Fulham player of course – is thought to be more settled under new manager Rudi Garcia and is less likely to push for a move in January.

Chelsea are in the midst of a two-window transfer ban which ends after next January, however, they have made an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport ahead of the winter window.

A move for Dembele would be a strange choice for Frank Lampard and Chelsea, who have Tammy Abraham and Michy Batshuayi in brilliant form this season.

Abraham sits joint-second in the Premier League’s top scorer charts, having notched up nine goals in his 11 Premier League games so far this season. Meanwhile, Batshuayi has shown his potency in front of goal scoring seven goals in just 323 minutes for the Blues across all competitions for the first-team and the under-23s (via Transfermarkt).

Another doubt over a potential move for the 23-year-old is, will he come to Stamford Bridge to potentially play second fiddle to Abraham?

The three-cap England international has been in barnstorming form this season and has cemented his starting place under manager Frank Lampard for the foreseeable future. His experience and form in the English top-flight means he could be the preferred striker if the Dembele was to move to West London next summer, making a potential signing pointless.

The current crop of Chelsea forwards and a potential lack of first-team starts for Dembele means a move for the French forward would be both strange and wrong.

The Stamford Bridge giants are better off saving their money rather than wasting it on another forward like they have done so in the past.

Chelsea fans, are you happy with Batshuayi and Abraham as your two forwards? Let us know your thoughts!

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