Lyon have said no to a 34 million euro fee that Chelsea had offered for French player Moussa Dembele – and they are firm on not selling him this January.
The France International has been compared to Chelsea legend Didier Drogba.
“With regards to the comparison to Didier Drogba, he’s obviously not as physical as Drogba was at his peak at Chelsea but he has the potential to be a prolific goalscorer, not only in France but in the Premier League in the right team with the right service,” said ESPN’s French Football expert Jonathan Johnson on his podcast Transfer Talks.
“He could very well be compatible alongside someone like Tammy Abraham in a two-man attack, but he also works well when he is the focal point of the attack.”
“Dembele would be open to a move to the Premier League, if not now then at the end of the season.
“He, like everybody else at Lyon, will be disappointed with the way things have gone this season, particularly with the loss of Memphis Depay and Jeff Reine-Adelaide, two of their best attacking players, to season-ending injuries.
As of now, this month, Dembele might be making a move until perhaps the end of the season.