Chelsea want Moussa Dembele as Celtic demand £40m - reports

Chelsea are ready to make a move for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, though they'll have to cough up £40million to push through the transfer, according to Sky Sports.

Moussa Dembele is reportedly wanted by Chelsea. Picture: SNS

The English Premier League leaders had previously made two offers for Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon, and now seem to have turned their attentions toward his younger team-mate.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted on numerous occasions that Celtic are not interested in selling Gordon to Chelsea, and they seem to have applied the same hands-off tactic with Dembele, putting a massive £40million price tag on the player.

Dembele has impressed in both domestic and European football since joining from Fulham for a paltry £500,000 compensation fee last summer. A number of elite clubs from around Europe have been linked with his signature.

If he were to go for a fee even close to Celtic’s valuation, the 20-year-old would smash the current transfer record for a player leaving Scottish football, which is current held by ex-Celtic midfielder Victor Wanyama who moved to Southampton for £12.5million in 2013.

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