Manchester United Will Look To Sign Dembele If Lukaku Leaves

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal.

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Manchester United will pursue Moussa Dembele if they successfully offload Romelu Lukaku this summer.

Dembele was phenomenal for Lyon last season, scoring 20 goals for the French outfit in all competitions and attracting enormous transfer interest in the process.

His talent has also landed him on Manchester United’s radar, with the 20-time English champions identifying him as the best possible replacement for Romelu Lukaku, as per Sky Sports.

While Lille wide-man Nicolas Pepe has been linked with an Old Trafford switch as well, the Red Devils would prefer signing an out-and-out number 9 in Dembele instead of a versatile winger.

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However, Dembele’s move to Manchester will strictly depend on whether the Reds manage to sell Romelu Lukaku during the ongoing summer window.

Inter have identified the Belgian international as their prime attacking target, with the forward also keen to unite with Antonio Conte in Milan.

However, the Serie A club has seen its latest £54m bid for the 26-year-old rejected, as United remain adamant on their £79m valuation of the player.

With Financial Fair Play rules restricting Inter CEO Beppe Marotta from signing his prime target, it remains to be seen whether these transfers materialise in a domino effect before the window shuts close.