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Manchester United issued warning over pursuit of £40m+ rated goal machine

Manchester United has been hit with a warning by this club’s transfer chief, the Red Devils are interested in a move for this quality striker to solve their issues.

According to Mirror football via French outlet Foot Sur seven, Lyon sporting director and club legend Juninho has warned Manchester United and Juventus away from a move for forwarding Moussa Dembele.

Sky Sports disclosed that the Red Devils had identified the former Celtic star as a possible target to replace Romelu Lukaku, who completed a move to inter Milan in the final week of the English window.

Sky Sports also reported via French publication L’Equipe that the Ligue one giants value the 23-year-old more than £40m.

The Mirror claim that Juventus are keeping a close eye on the Frenchman, the European window is still open till early September, will one of United’s prime target seal a move to Italy before it slams shut?


Here’s what Juninho told Foot Sur seven when quizzed regarding Dembele’s future and Lyon’s aims for the season:

“We are satisfied with the players we’ve,”

“We should now build collectively.”

“We don’t need to sell. I would like everyone to remain with us. If Moussa Dembele was to leave it might do us a lot of hurts.”

There’s no doubting that Dembele has established himself as a significant talent after making the step up from Scottish football, the ace left Celtic to join Lyon last summer in a deal worth £19.7m according to BBC Sport.

Dembele was in fine form for Lyon last season netting fifteen times in thirty-three Ligue one appearances. The forward also provided five assists to his teammates.

The 23-year-old has continued his goalscoring exploits into the new campaign, scoring thrice in two games.

Dembele caught the eye of United fans following his double against Arsenal in Lyon’s pre-season victory over the Gunners in an Emirates Cup clash.

Dembele would be a sound signing for United, a move for the ace wouldn’t give rise to the usual issues that foreign stars have to deal with when moving to England as the forward came through the ranks at Fulham before heading to the highlands.

Dembele may be a quality all-round striker, the Frenchman has many paces – while also having the ability to hold his own physically when tasked with leading the line.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should be crying out for a forward with such versatility.

Dembele would fit right in alongside the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial in United’s new look fast-paced counter-attacking style under Solskjaer.

Dembele made a few of Premier League appearance for Fulham after breaking through into the first-team in the 2013/14 season.

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