Date: 8th January 2020 at 2:28pm
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Chelsea are set to make an offer for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.

The 23-year-old has netted 12 goals this season, backing up the 20 he hit in his debut campaign for the Ligue 1 side.

However, according to The Sun, the French side will have to fight off interest from Chelsea in the January transfer window.

It’s claimed that the Blues are preparing to bid £40million plus Olivier Giroud in an attempt to land the man who played in both the Premier League and Championship for rivals Fulham.

Giroud has started just two Premier League matches this season.

Giroud has fallen out-of-favour at Stamford Bridge due to the form of Tammy Abraham this term and is considering his future as he aims to secure a place in France’s squad for Euro 2020.

This will be the first transfer window in which Frank Lampard has been able to sign players after their Fifa ban – for breaching rules in regards to the transfers of youth players – was lifted in December

Despite having money to spend, it’s thought that the ex-England midfielder doesn’t want to overspend on any targets.

But it seems that Dembele, who earned his move to Lyon following an impressive two-year spell at Celtic, is firmly on Lampard’s wishlist.

 
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