Manchester United have made an initial approach to sign the Frenchman who they’ve been following since his youth days with Paris Saint- Germain
Manchester United made an offer in excess of €40 million (£35m/$45m) for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
The 22 year old French striker, who is being followed by several Premier League clubs, has enjoyed a productive first season with the Ligue 1 side, scoring 23 goals in all competitions since his move from Celtic.
That has prompted Manchester United to make an initial offer worth around €40m as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looks to improve his attack following a disappointing 2018-19 campaign.
Moussa Dembele is contracted to Lyon until 2021 meaning the Ligue 1 side, who secured Champions League football for next season with their 4-0 win over Caen last time out, are in a strong position in negotiations.
It remains to be seen how attracted Dembele is to a move to Old Trafford, however, with Solskjaer’s side having to settle for a place in the Europa League after finishing sixth in the Premier League table.
Dembele has an impressive record for France at Under-21 level although is yet to earn a senior call-up.