Manchester United will reportedly have to spend up to £85m to prise Moussa Dembele away from Lyon this summer to bolster their attacking choices.
The Red Devils have struggled in that department this campaign, scoring 41 goals in their 27 league matches, which is the lowest tally of the top six sides in the standings.
Further, with Marcus Rashford ruled out with an injury, they were pushed to bring in Odion Ighalo on loan for the rest of the season to provide depth and options upfront for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, and so they will surely be watching for longer-term solutions this summer.
Though, according to the Daily Mail, if they had plans to make Moussa Dembele their solution, they will have to dig deep into their pockets as it’s suggested that the Lyon frontman could cost them £85m.
The 23-year-old forward has been in fine form again this campaign, scoring 20 goals and providing seven assists in 38 matches so far.
It’s added in the report above that he is ‘desperate to make his return’ to the Premier League, but that touted price-tag could scupper any potential transfer.
Time will tell if Manchester United try to reach a compromise on that asking price, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would arguably be well advised to look elsewhere for an option to develop his attack, as that is a lot of money for a player with much still to prove at the highest level.