Man Utd set to make approach for in-form Ligue 1 forward

Manchester United are reportedly planning to make a £43m bid for Lyon forward Moussa Dembele to fill the gap that has been left up front after the injury of Marcus Rashford.

The 20-times English champions could be without top scorer Rashford for the next three months due to a stress fracture sustained in the FA Cup victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers earlier last week.

The Red Devils head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is believed to be searching the market for a new forward and, according to FootMercato, French forward, Moussa Dembele has been identified as a possible candidate to fill the void.

The report claims that the 20-times English champions had already been keeping tabs on Lyon forwrd with the view to making a move further down the line, however, those plans may have been brought forward.

Dembele has been in stunning form for Celtic, however, has struggled at Fulham during his previous spell in British football before heading to Lyon, and this season he has managed to found back of the net 11-goals in 19-games.

However, it is reported that Les Gones will demand more money for the forward, who has yet to be capped by France national team at senior level.