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Report – Lyon Will Entertain Offers For Striker Newcastle Scouted Last Month

In mid-January, Newcastle went on a scouting mission to watch Bordeaux take on Lyon. It was reported that they were there to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, who had a goal and an assist in the match, which Lyon won 2-1.

Sport Witness is citing an article from L’Equipe that claims Lyon will look to cash in on the striker this summer.

According to the report, Chelsea had a £36m bid for the 23-year-old rejected last month. However, they never came back in with an improved offer, which reportedly shocked the Ligue 1 club.

Lyon had already made moves to offset the loss of their star striker last month. They brought in Villareal’s Karl Toko Ekambi on loan with an option to buy and also Le Havre’s Tino Kadawere. Kadawere was sent back on loan to finish the season with Le Havre but will join Lyon in the summer.

So it looks like the French club will listen to offers for the striker this summer. It could be that a bid for around £40m will be enough to prise the Frenchman away from Lyon.

He’ll have plenty of suitors with Chelsea and Manchester United interested in the player. However, he would be quite an addition upfront at Newcastle, having scored 19 goals in 35 appearances this season.

It’s unlikely, but with money to spend, Newcastle could make a run at Dembele in the summer.

61 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #41


    The more time I spend reading Bill’s or Munster the more I fancy a holiday in spain with jib, jane aswell obvs

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #42


  • simon376

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #43


    What’s the news?

  • scott

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #44

    Micky,” Mandys no more!”

    Care to elaborate? Is she…..
    A) pulled out

    B) been taken off negotiations

    C) deed

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #45

    Quite a few players already being linked for the summer.

    I wonder how many of the players will sign or be offered new contract, I think I read 16 had contracts expiring before June 2021.

    If players had decided their future is elsewhere or terms just couldn’t be agreed we could be up shits creek big style.

    Hopefully wearside Jack will sod off at last.

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #46

    Micky posted earlier that the scuttlebutt over there was that Mandy had been ditched and Carla was heading it up

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #47


    So you want this blog to be one where every poster has to have the same views and can’t speak out against the ‘party’.


    Where have I heard that one before?

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #48

    In Bruce we trust.

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #49

    Tweeterland however, mainly saying the gurls are both going to have posts and input after the Shakeover has concluded

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #50


    I’d love to be the cause of you going on holiday.

    Siberia is lovely at this time of year and the internet connection is ;lousy.

    Perfect destination for you.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #51


    Where’s that post?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #52

    Theres a few conflicting stories going about.

    Originally Stavely presented the idea of NUFC to the PIF now it’s he new girl on the block who did the deed.

    I’ll hoi one in the pot…..

    Could they be involved with 2 different buyers?

    Could Stavely etc have enquired about backing from the PIF and the new lass jumped in and said buy it for yourselves?

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #53

    Bill’s @50

    No that’s you!

    Are you 6 or 66?

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #54

    WUM icon aswell

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #55

    When’s this fakeover story going to blow over. Thought it would have by now as it’s rather windy at the moment.

    It’s getting tiresome now.

  • DaveD1000

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #56

    Todays version is Carla pitched it to PIF early 2019 I should amend that to…one of todays versions

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #57


    It’s like the never ending story.

    I reckon there probably was some sort of enquiry, all the stories after that have been guess work.

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #58

    What about the one involving Cheryl pitching to Ant n Dec about a possible takeover.

    Has that not done the rounds yet

  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #59


    Your probably right there mate. Ashley will never sell. He wants to sell but doesn’t want anyone else to have us. So we’re stuck with him

  • Munster Mag

    Feb 11, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #60

    Oh no the Taliban have spoken out!!! I’d better hide. There are now two Taliban, or else one big one.

    1. Taliban 1 – the ostrich brigade – the ones who quite simply will not entertain the opinion that Rafa was infallible. Obviously these guys are a bit misguided, and, er simple in their approach.

    2. The Taliban 2 ( Moaners Brigade ) who subscribe to the theory that everything the club does, or doesn’t do, is wrong, and that we should therefore moan a lot, all day ideally.

    If you are truly stupid, with no sense or perspective or optimism, you can be a member of both.

    Jail qualifies for both. Well done Jail.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 11, 2020 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #61


    You just don’t get it do you 🙂


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