Chelsea send scouts to watch £40m target score in cup tie

Chelsea scouts watched Moussa Dembele play and score for Lyon against Brest last night according to the Daily Mail.

Rumours have consistently linked the former Celtic forward with a return to the British Isles, especially in recent weeks as Chelsea have appeared to step up their efforts to secure a backup for Tammy Abraham.

Dembele looks like a good option. Good enough to make an instant impact, but not too high profile to sit on the bench for a while as Tammy remains first choice.

His quality is evident in his great goals to games ratio, although that was boosted by his time at a dominant Celtic side.

However the Blues weren’t the only team with eyes on the League Cup win for the home side – Manchester United also had a man there, apparently also watching the forward in action.

If we want him this January, we might have to get a move on.