Man United want 23-year-old to replace Romelu Lukaku – report

Man United eye Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, according to a report

Romelu Lukaku (Photo: Puma)
Romelu Lukaku (Photo: Puma)

Manchester United are plotting a swoop to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele if Romelu Lukaku leaves Old Trafford this summer, according to a report in England.

Sky Sports are reporting that Manchester United are prepared to sell Belgium international Lukaku in the current transfer window as long as their £79m valuation is met.

The same article states that Manchester United’s talks with Inter Milan over Lukaku’s proposed sale have reached a stalemate and the San Siro giants need to raise funds to complete a deal.

According to the same story, the Red Devils want to finalise Lukaku’s departure as soon as possible to give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer time to sign a replacement.

Sky Sports go on to claim that Manchester United are interested in former Celtic and Fulham striker Dembele, 23, while Lille forward Nicolas Pepe remains a target.

Manchester United signed Lukaku in a £75m deal from Everton in the 2017 summer transfer window after the Belgian forward opted to move to Old Trafford ahead of a return to Stamford Bridge.

But the Red Devils haven’t seen the best of Lukaku given his inconsistent performances up front for the 20-time English champions over the past couple of seasons.

Manchester United have signed Swansea midfielder Daniel James and Crystal Palace defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka so far this summer.

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