Manchester United Submit €40m Bid For French Foward

France's Antoine Griezmann celebrates scoring their second goal with teammates.

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Manchester United have made an initial approach to sign Moussa Dembele.

Since joining Lyon from Scottish outfit Celtic last summer, Dembele has scored 23 goals in all competitions, and his impressive antics have attracted interest from all across Europe.

A host of Premier League clubs are keeping an eye out for the striker, but Manchester United seem to have made an approach to secure his services.

The Red Devils have been monitoring the 22-year-old since his youth days at Paris Saint-Germain, with their club ambassador and legend, Eric Cantona, endorsing a move for the youngster.

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Now, according to Goal, the Mancunian giants have submitted an offer in excess of €40 million for the Frenchman.

However, Dembele remains contracted to Lyon until 2021, and therefore, the Ligue 1 club will be at a position of strength in these negotiations.

Moreover, it also remains to be seen whether the player himself would be interested in a move to Old Trafford, considering the Reds’ absence from next season’s Champions League.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains eager to recruit Dembele, however, especially with Romelu Lukaku expected to depart from the club and secure a switch to the Serie A.