Chelsea have entered the race to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, according to multiple reports in the English media. The Blues are not able to sign players due to their transfer ban at the moment but if their appeal is successful, it is believed they may look to sign the ex-Celtic forward.
Manchester United have also been heavily linked with the 23-year-old in recent months, with the Frenchman having scored eight goals in 11 league appearances so far this season. Supporters on Twitter are not particularly keen on the club signing the player:
No, don’t want him, don’t need him.
— Joe (@Joe_blues25) November 4, 2019
Timo werner is better
— Kevinavedi🇰🇪🇨🇳 (@chelseadiehard7) November 4, 2019
— 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖔 (@SW3CareFree) November 4, 2019
Erling Haaland Braut is Salzburg is a better alternative
— Korsi Atsu Julian (@iamkorsiatsu) November 4, 2019
This is just like. Signing another michy.
— Ogbeni Sly (@sly_92) November 4, 2019
Just get the Leipzig Striker
— GH_Mike (@MikeDisse) November 4, 2019
Waste of money
— Kakaroto (@AAsmoke) November 4, 2019
Not good enough. Let’s hope we are just bumping up the price for United.
— Gavin Carney (@YoDevon) November 4, 2019
Is Timo werner not better than this guy?
— Micheal Keem (@KeemMicheal) November 4, 2019
This man has the Best PR in the world . He's not that good.
— K⏺vaddict🌪 (@azpicapt) November 4, 2019
Dembele wouldn’t seem to be an upgrade on Tammy Abraham, but it appears manager Frank Lampard is probably looking for replacements for Olivier Giroud.
The forward’s contract expires in the summer, and he is very unlikely to stay at Stamford Bridge after seeing his game time limited this season. If the France international does leave, there is space for another striker in the squad.