Manchester United have shelved plans to sign Moussa Dembele this summer after the emergence of Mason Greenwood, claims a report.
The Daily Star claim that former Celtic striker Dembele was on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s transfer shortlist and the Norwegian had sent scouts to watch the forward before the Ligue 1 campaign was cut short due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Back in February Sky Sports’ Kaveh Solhekol, said a United deal in the summer for £60m-rated Dembele was likely to happen.
However, now the paper report that the 23-year-old “is no longer on United’s radar due to a combination of the forward’s wage demands and emergence of Mason Greenwood”.
French oulet Foot Mercatoreport that Manchester United are still “keeping an eye” on the Lyon striker, but they could well be pushing the French club’s agenda with suitors disappearing quickly for their prize assett.
Chelsea were understood to have first refusal on Dembele this summer. They, however, have since signed Timo Werner and it looks like Lyon will be left with the forward with his 2023 contract running down.