Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is wanted Lyon, according to club president Jean-Michel Aulas. Dembele has spent the past two season at Celtic, scoring 26 goals in 55 top-flight games, but has been persistently linked with a move away from the club for the past year.
And with the club-record signing of Odsonne Edouard to contend with, Dembele may no longer be an automatic first choice.
Lyon, as well as Marseille, have been strongly linked with move for him, and Aulas confirmed in a message on Twitter that his club would like to make the 22-year-old part of Bruno Genesio’s squad.
“We are interested in Dembele. We got in touch with him, he’s interested. It’s a possible path, but there are others,” he confirmed.
Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is remaining coy on the current transfer rumours.
He said: “There’s a lot going on with Moussa at the moment. Moussa and his representatives were at the club today speaking with the club.
“There is speculation around him. Moussa is not a player we want to lose. It is on-going discussions. There hasn’t been an official bid as far as I am aware, but interest.”