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Man Utd make new scouting check on Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

Manchester United are stepping up plans for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.

The Mirror says United are reportedly ready to hijack Chelsea's move for Lyon star Moussa Dembele and sent scouts to watch the striker in the French side's game against Bordeaux on Saturday.

Despite the good form of Marcus Rashford, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be keen to add another goal threat to his team, and Dembele would appear to tick all the boxes, with the 23-year-old impressing in Ligue 1.

According to French journalist Ignazio Genuardi United representatives were present at Bordeaux's Matmut Atlantique stadium and are in regular contact with Lyon over the potential signing.

They are likely to face competition, however, with Chelsea , Manchester City and Tottenham also said to be monitoring the player, and a transfer tug-of-war could ensue between the clubs.

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