Lyon star Moussa Dembele has told Manchester United he wants to move to Old Trafford this summer in a blow to Frank Lampard’s hopes of signing him for Chelsea.

The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League over the course of the last 12 months and France’s decision to abandon the Ligue 1 season has made Dembele’s departure inevitable as Lyon have been denied European football.

The former Celtic star was considered by the Red Devils last summer as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku but it appeared that United had cooled their interest following the arrival of Odion Ighalo in January.