L’Equipe claims Lyon’s Moussa Dembele ‘already arouses greed, especially in England’ after arriving at the club from Celtic last summer.
Arsenal have considered the possibility of making an approach for the 22-year-old in the summer.
So far, the Gunners have not converted their interest in the forward by submitting an offer for the former Celtic man, who is currently valued at €50m.
The attacker has been part of France U21’s side and has already scored five goals and registered one assist during the qualifiers of the UEFA Under-21 Championship.
It’s claimed that if he impresses for France’s U21 side in Italy next month, his price could rise in the summer.
Last August, the Ligue 1 side had to wait until the deadline day to bring the player from the Scottish Premiership side and they had to beat competition from Marseille in securing his services from Celtic.
Dembele was not part of Lyon’s pre-season and has not been an regular starter for his side this season. However, that hasn’t stopped him from extending his Bhoys form from last season (16 goals and nine assists) into this campaign as he has 18 goals and four assists to his name so far.
The former Celtic star has experience of playing in the Premier League as he has spent three seasons with Fulham’s first team between 2013 and 2016 and if he joins Unai Emery’s side, it is unlikely Dembele would take more time to adapt at the Emirates.
It is also to be noted that Arsenal have Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who are the first choice players in the centre-forward position.
A move to the north London club for Dembele would mean that he has to fight with the duo for a place in the starting XI.