Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City are set to challenge La Liga giants Real Madrid for the signature of Celtic starlet Moussa Dembele, according to the Express.
The Express report that Chelsea and United scouted the 20-year-old last week as he scored in Celtic’s 4-0 victory over Ross County. Manchester City will get a closer look at the Frenchman, however, as they have the tough task of having to defend against him in the Champions League in December.
It is claimed that European champions Real Madrid are the front-runners for the striker’s signature, with manager Zinedine Zidane said to be fond of his compatriot.
Zidane has revealed just how highly he rates the youngster, he has been quoted by the Express comparing him to some of the greatest strikers of all time: “I have played with great strikers like Ronaldo, Henry and Raul, and you knew on the biggest occasions they would win you games. Dembele is already showing that.”
Dembele has already scored 15 goals for Celtic so far this campaign. The Express believe his goal-scoring exploits have earned him an eye-watering £40 million price-tag. If he continues to score goals as good as this audacious finish, he might just be worth it.
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