club president confirms deal has been agreed and will be announced before Friday


Lyon is interested is acquiring the signature of Celtic ace Moussa Dembele, according to Jean-Michel Aulas.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas had a talk with reporters today and admitted that he wants to bring Celtic’s Moussa Dembele to the Groupama Stadium before the transfer window slams shut on Friday, as quoted by STV News.

The 22-year-old signed for the Scottish giants from Fulham in the summer of 2016, and he has gone on to establish himself as the real deal at Celtic Park, bagging 51 goals in 94 games across all competitions.

Dembele’s spell with the Bhoys has seen him become top targets for several top clubs, and it would be no surprise to see him depart Glasgow if a substantial offer is received for his signature.

Brendan Rodger will be desperate to retain the Frenchman within the Hoops squad, however.

If he is to remain at Parkhead, Celtic will have to wave off the overtures of Lyon if Jean-Michel Aulas’ comments are anything to go by.

The Ligue 1 club’s president told reporters how he has already contacted the Hoops hitman, as quoted by STV News:

“We are interested in Dembele. We got in touch with him, he’s interested. It’s a possible path, but there are others.”

Quite how much it will take to tempt Celtic into letting their star man leave remains to be seen, but as the Scottish giants have proven in the past, every player has a price.