Chelsea and Manchester United have been encouraged in their reported pursuit of Moussa Dembele as Lyon owner Jean-Michel Aulas admitted they will ‘sell the players who want to leave.’
And it’d take a bid of £60 million for either side to bring the Frenchman to England, according to a recent report by the Daily Star.
Dembele has long been a target for the Blues, while United remain desperate for a striker in spite of the loan capture of Odion Ighalo the previous month.
The former Celtic and Fulham hitman is at the top of their list for the summer as the club aim to ease the pressure on England star Marcus Rashford.
And Les Gones chief Aulas has given his blessing for Moussa to depart in the summer transfer window.
Aulas said: ‘We already have a certain number of offers for our players for summer. We sell the players who want to leave to where they want to go.’
Dembele has 19 goals in 36 games for the French side this campaign.
In other news, Manchester United shot-stopper Dean Henderson is reportedly being considered by Chelsea as a possible replacement for Kepa Arrizabalaga.
Henderson has spent each of the last two campaigns on loan at Sheffield United and is yet to make a single senior-team appearance for his parent club.
The 22-year-old star has impressed for the Blades this season, keeping nine clean sheets in 26 appearances across all competitions, including eight shut-outs in the PL.