Manchester United make checks on Moussa Dembele with view to summer transfer

Dembele has been scoring regularly in France (Picture: Getty)

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has asked for information on Lyon star Moussa Dembele, according to reports in France.

Dembele, a former Celtic player, has enjoyed an excellent debut season in France, scoring 13 goals in Ligue 1 and a further six in cup competitions.

Lyon signed Dembele from Celtic last summer in a transfer deal worth around £20million and could make a huge profit on the 22-year-old if they sell this summer.

L’Equipe claim the French side value Dembele at £43million and the striker is wanted by Premier League duo Arsenal and United.

Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele scores a goal during the French L1 football match Lyon vs Toulouse, on March 3, 2019 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near Lyon, southeastern France. (Photo by JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK / AFP) (Photo credit should read JEAN-PHILIPPE KSIAZEK/AFP/Getty Images)

United and Arsenal are monitoring the Frenchman (Picture: Getty)

Dembele is under contract at Lyon for another four years, but Solskjaer has begun the process of a background check on the Frenchman.

Solskjaer wants to know what kind of attitude Dembele has and is working through intermediaries to discover if the goalscorer could be a good fit at Old Trafford.

Arsenal are less likely to firm up their interest in Dembele considering they have Alexander Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang already in their ranks.

Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele linked with Man Utd and Arsenal (Picture: L'Equipe)

(Picture: L’Equipe)

But United are set for a squad overhaul this summer and Solskjaer could yet to decide to offload the likes of Romelu Lukaku and Anthony Martial.

Lukaku reiterated his desire to play in Italy in recent weeks amid reports the Belgian is eyeing up an exit from United at the end of the season.

LYON, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 19: Moussa Dembele of Olympique Lyon looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Olympique Lyonnais and FC Barcelona at Groupama Stadium on February 19, 2019 in Lyon, France. (Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images)

Dembele could leave Lyon this summer (Picture: Getty)

Solskjaer is planning a big summer at United and joked he had been linked with 250 players since taking over as permanent boss.

He said: ‘I’ll have a final say if a player comes in or go out and we’ve got regular meetings. I’m happy with the way it’s going and we’re supposed to sign 250 players so hopefully we can get players in you have written about as well.’

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