Lampard wanted reinforcements to bolster his push for a place in the top four but also knows that he is under pressure to get back into the Champions League.
United are also long-term admirers of Dembele who is regarded as one of France's best young talents and that could spark a battle between the clubs.
Lyon made it clear that Dembele was not for sale in January - but that is expected to change in the summer
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