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Man Utd submit €45m opening bid for exciting 22-year-old Lyon forward

Manchester United have made an opening bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to the French version of Goal.

As translated by Sports Witness, the report claims that the Reds have made an initial bid for the youngster, but there has been no sign of a reply from his Ligue 1 side.

Dembele, 22, joined Lyon from Scottish Champions Celtic last summer, and it appears Manchester United scouts have been impressed with the youngster’s progress.

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The striker scored 15 Ligue 1 goals last campaign (whoscored) helping his Lyon side reach Champions League qualification, and is now attracting interest from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Dembele is an exciting prospect who excelled at Celtic and has had a good first season in France. He could add to United’s attacking options and provide competition in an area of weakness for Solskjaer’s side, who struggled to score goals towards the end of last campaign.

However, it is likely that Lyon would be reluctant to sell one of their prized assets and you would expect them to hold out for a significant amount more for the Frenchman, given his talent and United’s financial power.

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