As Romelu Lukaku’s departure to either Inter Milan or Juventus seems to be the question of when not if, Manchester United are being linked to a number of strikers around Europe.
One of them is Lyon forward Moussa Dembele – not to be mistaken for the midfielder who played for Tottenham Hotspur – and the 23-year-old hit a brace in their 2-1 win over Arsenal on Sunday, in the Emirates Cup.
Following the game, Dembele was asked about a potential exit from Lyon this summer.
“The most important thing is that we won,” Dembele said, as quoted by The Express. “I want to be an undisputed starter this season.
“I’m going to have perform well consistently. I want to have a great season with Lyon.”
Dembele joined Lyon from Celtic last year and scored 20 goals in his first season.
The Guardian picked up on reports that Dembele could join United last week, but a club source has told Stretty News that the striker is seen as a potential target for the future instead, a player Solskjaer likes and will keep an eye on throughout the coming season.
Marcus Rashford will lead the line this season, with Solskjaer looking for his side to play with more a more identified style than they did under previous managers. The England international will face competition from Anthony Martial, with both showing willingness to interchange during games on pre-season tour.
Moreover, Solskjaer has gone on record to say new signing Daniel James has the ability to play across all forward positions, including a central role as seen on a few occasions with Swansea City last season.