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Manchester United are planning to sign Arsenal target and Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in the winter transfer window, according to reports.
Arsenal have been keeping tabs on the striker’s progress for quite sometime and Wenger reportedly tried to sign him in the last transfer window but he opted for a move to Celtic. His performances for Celtic this season has been top notch and he is now back on our radar after he impressed our scouts in Celtic’s Champions League game against Manchester City in September.
According to Spanish publication Sport via Shoot.co.uk, Manchester United are planning to rival Arsenal for Dembele’s signature.
They claim Jose Mourinho “intends to sign” the France U21 international when the transfer window reopens in January.
This could prompt Wenger who is a big fan of the striker to make a move but we have a lot of convincing to do considering he just joined Celtic six months ago.
Considering his age, Dembele has the potential to become one of the best strikers in the world and will be a quality signing in the long-term but Manchester United’s interest and Celtic’s likely unwillingness could make things difficult for us.
We have enough options upfront already but Wenger is reportedly looking to send Lucas Perez out on loan in January and Dembele could be a quality replacement. The striker has scored 16 goals in 25 games for Celtic this season which is an impressive record.