Pundit: I’ve heard this striker is set to join Chelsea in a £40m deal

Craig Burley says Chelsea are the favourites to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in a £40m deal this summer

Chelsea are the favourites to sign Moussa Dembele in a £40m deal this summer, according to Craig Burley.

There is bound to be plenty of speculation linking Chelsea with a number of players as the summer transfer window draws ever nearer.

Dembele has been earning plenty of praise for his performances for Celtic in recent months, with the 20-year-old forward having already scored 24 goals in all competitions this season.

His future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks and the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City have all been linked with the striker, as well as Spanish giants Real Madrid.

However, former Chelsea midfielder Burley has claimed that the Blues are the heavy favourites to sign Dembele in a £40m deal this summer.

Speaking to ESPN, Burley said: “Scottish football is quite embarrassing at the moment in terms of the standard but he is head and shoulders [above the rest].

“He’s a good player and is young. Chelsea, I’m hearing, are the favourites [to sign him].

“Talking to one or two guys I know back in Scotland, they said he is pretty much nailed on to go to Chelsea and possibly for around £40m.”

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Chelsea should have no problem in attracting some of Europe’s top talent to Stamford Bridge, with the Blues currently flying high at the top of the Premier League table after having build an eight-point lead over second-placed Manchester City.

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