Manchester United ‘turn to Lyon star Moussa Dembele’ to solve Erik ten Hag’s desperate search for a new striker – with Alvaro Morata not interested in joining and after ending pursuit of Marko Arnautovic due to setback from the fans
- Manchester United are interested in a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele
- Erik ten Hag is desperate for a new striker amid problems in front of goal this term
- Dembele has just one year left on his contract at the Groupama Stadium
- The Red Devils have been linked with strikers Marko Arnautovic and Alvara Morata
Manchester United are eyeing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as they try to solve their striker woes.
The Red Devils are considering a move for the Frenchman before the transfer window closes and are in contact with the player’s representatives, according to the Manchester Evening News.
United have been linked with strikers Marko Arnautovic, Jamie Vardy and Alvaro Morata in the past week as manager Erik ten Hag seeks reinforcements for his forward line.
Manchester United are eyeing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in the summer window
Ten Hag’s team have only scored one goal in their opening two Premier League defeats against Brentford and Brighton.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford remains up in the air after he informed the club of his desire to leave earlier this summer as they missed out on Champions League football.
The Red Devils made a £7.5m bid for Bologna striker Arnautovic last week but pulled the plug on the deal following a huge backlash from United fans amid the former West Ham and Stokes’ potential signing.
Morata has also revealed he is reluctant to leave Atletico Madrid this summer, while doubts remain over Leicester City’s willingness to let star striker Jamie Vardy join United.
Alvaro Morata has expressed his desire to stay at Atletico Madrid after his Juventus loan
United made a £7.5m bid for Bologna striker Marko Arnautovic but withdrew contact after the deal
As a result, United have turned their attention to Lyon striker Dembele, while Everton and Villarreal have also been linked with moves for the 26-year-old this window.
The forward has just one year left on his contract at Lyon, with several European clubs on high alert ahead of a potential free transfer next summer.
The Frenchman scored 22 goals in 36 games for Lyon last season, but Les Gones failed to qualify for European football as they finished eighth in Ligue 1.
United manager Erik ten Hag is desperate for a new striker amid the club’s problems in front of goal
Dembele has fallen down the pecking order at the Groupama Stadium following the arrival of former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette.
The club are keen to avoid losing Dembele for free next summer and are willing to sell the striker if he does not agree a new deal with the club.
That has caught the attention of United, who have been credited with an interest in the Frenchman in previous transfer windows.
The Red Devils host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday as both sides bid for their first Premier League win of the season.