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Dembele rules out transfer despite links to Premier League clubs

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has confirmed he will stay at the French side this summer, despite reported interest from Premier League clubs.

The 22-year-old is currently starring with the French U21 side at this summer’s European Championships, scoring the only goal in their 1-0 victory over Croatia on Friday night.

Manchester United had been strongly linked with a move for the former Celtic forward as they bid to add to their attacking options, with Romelu Lukaku a potential departure from the club, whilst Liverpool and Arsenal are also believed to have held an interest.

Dembele joined Lyon in a £19.7m deal from Celtic last summer, scoring 15 Ligue 1 goals in his debut season to help the club finish third and secure Champions League qualification.

Despite a potentially lucrative move to the Premier League being on offer, Dembele confirmed he will be staying at Lyon this summer.

“I still have four years left of my contract. I will be in Lyon next season,” he told reporters after his winning contribution to France’s win over Croatia, as per the Mirror.

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