£40m Lyon striker is on Man Utd shortlist to replace Lukaku

Date published: Thursday 1st August 2019 11:09

Romelu Lukaku Manchester United

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is on Manchester United’s shortlist if Romelu Lukaku leaves Old Trafford – but the club’s priorities lie elsewhere at the moment, according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Sheth.

Juventus are reportedly willing to offer up Paulo Dybala in exchange for Lukaku, with the Daily Mirror suggesting United would receive a cash sum as well as the 25-year-old.

However, Dybala seems less than sure about a move to United and the deal isn’t quite over the line yet.

And Sheth claims that despite interest in Dembele – who United were reportedly willing to pay £40m for in May – United’s transfer “priorities lie elsewhere” currently.

“There’s very little time to get a replacement in even if the Lukaku deal does get done,” Sheth said on the Transfer Talk podcast.

“We understand Lyon striker Moussa Dembele will be on the shortlist at United if Lukaku was sold.

“Still have to question though whether United would bring in someone in that position if Lukaku leaves.

“It seems their priorities lie elsewhere. They want to bring in a centre-half, perhaps a midfielder, a right-sided player.

“[Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer may think he’s got enough in the striking department to be able to cope even if Lukaku was to leave.

“They’ve done a very impressive pre-season, the likes of Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, they’ve performed really, really well on their pre-season tour.”


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