Chelsea have cooled their interest in Celtic striker Moussa Dembele but will continue to focus on strengthening their forward line in January with Thomas Lemar among their preferred targets, according to the Evening Standard.

Former Fulham star Dembele has played a key role in Celtic’s continued dominance of the Scottish Premier League since his move north of the boarder, scoring 21 goals in 42 SPL matches.

The Premier League champions were heavily linked with a move for the 21-year-old over the summer but have been put have been put off by the SPL side’s £40million valuation of a player who has also be courted by Manchester United.