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Chelsea set to make approach for 23-year-old French forward

Premier League giants Man Utd and Chelsea reportedly both had scouts in attendance to keep close tabs on Lyon forward Moussa Dembele during his side’s Coupe de la Ligue game with Brest on Wednesday.

The West London club are believed to have made Dembele one of their top transfer targets this winter transfer window, with head-coach Frank Lampard reported to have £150m at his disposal after their transfer ban reduced.

The Blues have already reportedly offered French forward Olivier Giroud plus £40m for Dembele, however, the Daily Mail reports that they could now face stiff competition from PL rivals Manchester United.

The Red Devils have repeatedly been rumoured with a new forward since the start of the campaign, having failed to bring one in last summer following the exit of Alexis Sanchez and Romelu Lukaku.

Representatives from both teams kept close tabs on Dembele score in the 3-1 win over Brest, taking his tally for the campaign up to 13 across all competitions.

The French youth international has previous experience of British football having spent time with Fulham and Scottish giants Celtic before making move to Lyon back in 2018.

Meanwhile, Russian forward Fedor Chelov has been also rumoured with a switch to Stamford Bridge.