Celtic set for January cash boost as Dembele ‘receptive’ to Man Utd move

Celtic could be set to land a massive cash boost with Moussa Dembele interested in a move to Manchester United, according to reports.

The Red Devils have sounded out the French striker, who left Glasgow for Lyon in August 2018, and it’s claimed he’s “receptive” to a January switch.

Celtic are understood to have inserted a sell-on clause for Dembele and will be keeping a close eye on events, with figures of 60-80m euros being bandied about.

Dembele has been left kicking his heels on the bench recently despite scoring six goals.

The claim was made on the latest Transfer Window Podcast with Duncan Castles and Ian McGarry,

Castles said: “I can tell you there has been contact between Manchester United and individuals close to Moussa Dembele to assess the player’s interest in the move and to work out what the cost would be in terms of salary,” reports the Record.

“And also, to get a feel for what it would take to get him out of Lyon. Dembele has been watched by United scouts for many years and identified as a player who could be a top level centre-forward down the line.

“The interest from Dembele’s side in moving to the Premier League is large, he sees that as a place he will play further down his career.

“Were Manchester United to select Dembele as a target for the January window, he would be receptive to that move. And, I believe, he would take the risk of moving in the January window.

Castles states again that Brendan Rodgers “very much pushed” Dembele to sign for Brighton, but the striker turned it down as he felt it was “not the right platform”.

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