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Manchester United and Chelsea scouts watch Moussa Dembele score for Lyon

Moussa Dembele

The France Under-21 international has been linked with a January move to the Premier League after impressing for the Ligue 1 side.

The Mail Online (opens in new tab) reports that Chelsea and United (opens in new tab) representatives were in attendance at the Coupe de la Ligue quarter-final clash on Wednesday. 

Dembele scored the opening goal at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais to help his side book a place in the last four.

Chelsea (opens in new tab) are said to still be keen on the 23-year-old, despite having a bid turned down by Lyon last week.

The French giants are determined to keep hold of their star man, who has notched 10 league goals this season and 13 in all competitions.

Frank Lampard is keen to improve his forward options at Stamford Bridge now that the Blues’ transfer ban has been lifted.

And United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add a bigger goal threat to his side.

However, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has underlined his determination to not lose the former Celtic striker.

“Moussa will not leave,” he said.

“On one hand, he wants to stay with Lyon. It's the best way for him to continue to improve his game.

“There have been offers for him and other players, but no one we want to keep will leave in January.”

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.