West Ham chasing Moussa Dembele transfer as Lyon prepare to sell £30m-rated Man Utd target

West Ham chasing Moussa Dembele transfer as Lyon prepare to sell £30m-rated Man Utd target

November 8, 2020

WEST HAM are on red alert as French giants Lyon prepare to sell striker Moussa Dembele.

Hammers boss David Moyes is a big fan of the former Celtic striker, who is frustrated with being left on the bench recently.

Frenchman Dembele, 24, could be open to a second crack at English football after cutting his teeth at Fulham in his younger days.

And insiders claim Lyon are now willing to sell the player, who was a regular for France’s Under-21s.

However, the price on Dembele’s head will still be a problem for any Premier League suitors, which also include Manchester United.

Lyon could be persuaded by a bid from about £30million but which goes higher with bonuses.

West Ham have money to spend after the last window, when they failed to buy a new frontman.

Moyes has not been keen to use Sebastian Haller and the chance to replace him appeals.

Meanwhile, Jack Wilshere claimed he would be 'silly' to join another club like West Ham.

The midfielder, 28, signed for the Hammers in 2018 after leaving Arsenal.

But this summer he ripped up his £100,000-a-week contract at the London Stadium after repeatedly being left out by boss David Moyes despite his full fitness.

As he considers his next move, Wilshere revealed it was a mistake to sign for West Ham due to the style of football they play – and instead needs to be at a club where it matches his own.

He told the Super 6 podcast: "When I went to West Ham, I didn’t know it was going to be how it was.

"With my experience now, I’d be silly to go and sign for a team who are in a similar position to West Ham.

"When there is a relegation battle, teams want to nick a point and stay up, nick a goal and try and defend. That’s not the type of player I am."

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