Manchester United are ‘keeping an eye’ on Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé and have scouted him on several occasions this season.
That’s what Foot Mercato report in a piece covering the player’s future and potential destinations this summer.
The website explains that, after two seasons in Lyon following a €22m move from Celtic, Dembélé may be looking for a new club after their failure to secure European football.
While he is happy at the club and they appreciate him too, there is every chance he could ‘change his tune’ and seek a move away.
Should that happen, Lyon have not ‘closed the door’ to a sale and, as far as the website are concerned, they clearly expect to lose him sooner rather than later.
That’s because there are numerous suitors for his signature and Manchester United are among them.
They have long been linked with a move for the Frenchman and Foot Mercato back up that claim, stating that United ‘appreciates his profile’.
Indeed, they have scouted him on ‘numerous occasions’ this season, both home and away, a further indication of their interest in signing him.
And while rumours about a potential move have died down somewhat recently, they are ‘still keeping an eye on him’, despite already having several ‘offensive elements’ available to them.
Those offensive elements are of course the current front three of Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood, who have all shone this season and scored 55 goals between them thus far.
Their performances, and Greenwood’s staggering development, have lessened United’s need to add a forward to their squad this summer, despite that having been considered a weak point since Romelu Lukaku moved to Inter Milan last year.
It seems, though, they remain attentive to the market should anyone become available, such as an old desire like Lyon’s Dembélé.