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Manchester United target will not be leaving according to Lyon boss

Moussa Dembele Manchester United Lyon Transfer Romelu Lukaku

New Lyon manager Sylvinho has stated that current Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur target Moussa Dembele will not be leaving Lyon, despite there being plenty of interest in the French striker.

The 23-year-old Frenchman has been tipped to sign for Manchester United if they fail to get Paulo Dybala in the Romelu Lukaku deal, with the former Fulham and Celtic striker becoming a wanted man in European football.

However, according to Lyon's new manager, Sylvinho, Dembele will not be leaving the club, with the former Arsenal, Barcelona and Manchester City full-back stating that "Dembele won't move. The window is closed! Okay?"

Lyon already have the tough task of replacing Nabil Fekir, who left the club for Real Betis in a cut-price deal of around £18.5 million last week.

Dembele managed to have a great season for Lyon last year, scoring 20 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions, and he scored two goals against Arsenal in the pre-season Emirates Cup tournament, sparking even more interest from European clubs.

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