£40 million January bid rejected, reporter says West Ham in for Celtic's Moussa Dembele

Celtic's Moussa Dembele

The Celtic hitman has been superb during his time at Parkhead, and West Ham are believed to be interested in signing him, according to reports.

Sky Sports reporter Kaveh Solhekol has claimed today that the Hammers are back in the race to sign Hoops hitman Moussa Dembele this summer, via his official Twitter account.

The 20-year-old French ace joined Celtic from Fulham last year, and went on to firmly establish himself as one of the continent's brightest prospects, scoring 32 goals in 49 outings for Brendan Rodgers' side.

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Dembele was the subject of a £40 million bid from Chelsea in January, which was subsequently rejected by the Hoops, according to French media outlet Foot Mercato's reporter Khaled Karouri.

And as West Ham's striker search becomes more desperate, it is no surprise to see their name linked with a move for the Celtic forward.

Whether they would be willing to pay anywhere near £40 million though is highly doubtful, especially with David Sullivan and David Gold's history with transfer dealings.

Kaveh Solhekol also claimed that Marseille and Chelsea are weighing up moves for the former Fulham star, via his official Twitter account, so the east London outfit will not have things all their own way, if they do indeed pursue a move for Dembele.

One thing is for sure, the Frenchman has a bright future ahead of him, and whichever club manages to sign him will have one heck of a player on their hands.

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