Manchester United are alleged to have agreed a deal with Lyon and Moussa Dembele for a €70m (£61.9m) deal that would see the French striker move to Old Trafford in time for 2020/21.

A striker is an important part of the club’s ongoing rebuilding plan, with injuries to Antony Martial and Marcus Rashford this season highlighting a lack of depth in attacking areas.

The possibility that loan signing Odion Ighalo may not return to the club – if United cannot work out a reported impasse in negotiations with Shanghai Shenhua – has only served to underline that bringing in another forward is critical sooner rather than later. Continue reading…

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