Manchester United transfer news: Louis van Gaal targets January move for Fulham forward Moussa Dembele

The France U-20 international is also attracting interest from Bayern Munich after a string of fine performances

David Hughes
Tuesday 24 November 2015 12:08
Dembele was strongly linked with a move away from Craven Cottage this summer
Dembele was strongly linked with a move away from Craven Cottage this summer

Manchester United are preparing to make a move for Fulham’s 19-year-old striker Moussa Dembele, according to reports.

The France U-20 international, who joined the club from Paris Saint-Germain in 2012, has cemented his first team place this season with eight goals in 17 Championship appearances.

United are understood to prefer a January move for the highly-rated teenager, but are prepared to wait until the player’s contract expires at the end of this season to secure his services, with Bayern Munich also rumoured to be interested.

Speaking to Get French Football News, Dembele described speculation linking him to a high-profile move as “funny and flattering”, but insisted he is committed to securing promotion to the Premier League with Fulham.

Dembele was strongly linked with a move away from Craven Cottage this summer, with Everton among the club vying for his services.

At the time, he said: "I don't know (if staying at Fulham is the best thing for me). I will take my time to make the right choice. I feel very good at Fulham, I know everyone.”

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