Moussa Dembele is a hot property in this transfer window, with sources like Football.London linking him constantly to top Premier League clubs like Chelsea and Tottenham.
We have no doubt there’s truth in our interest, but we do have serious doubt about whether a deal can be done.
Lyon are reluctant to sell, and as they said in their statement recently, they “wish to reaffirm” their desire to keep the striker.
Of course every club has their price, but Lyon are already short up front and it risks derailing their season. Selling their main goalscorer would be hard to justify.
A move in the summer may be easier to engineer, but right now, no matter how much pressure we try and apply, we can’t see us reaching a deal that all parties are happy with.
The €40m offer that Football.London say we made may end up being our last. Let’s wait and see.