Man Utd eyeing move for 23-year-old Lyon forward

Premier League giants Man Utd have reportedly again scouted Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as they consider a swoop for the highly-rated Frenchman during the winter transfer window.

The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with the Blues in recent days, but the Red Devils are also believed to be interested in securing the services of the forward having keeping tabs on him during the 2019-20 season.

According to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi, the 20-times English champions had scouts in attendance for Lyon’s Ligue 1 games with Bordeaux on Saturday, where 23-year-old, Dembele provided a goal and an assist in his team’s 2-1 win.

The ex-Fulham starlet has now found back of the net 14 times in all competitions during the 2019-20 season, including 11 in 19 Ligue 1 appearences.

The Blues have allegedly already seen a £34m bid turned down with Lyon seemingly determined to keep hold of Moussa Dembele until at least the summer.

Tottenham Hotspur are also believed to be keeping tabs on developments with Jose Mourinho’s side in the market for a new forward due to Harry Kane’s injury absence.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid have reportedly identified Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez as a potential January signing,

Having scored 14 goals in the Italian top-tier and the Champions League this campaign, Martinez has allegedly emerged as a shock target for a number of top European teams including Premier League giants Man Utd.

La Liga giants Barcelona are currently regarded as the frontrunners for the Argentine international forward, while the Red Devils are believed to be keeping tabs on the situation as they look to strengthen their attacking line.

However, Sport reports that the Los Blancos are ready to make an approach for the 23-year-old, who has £94m release clause in his current deal.