Lyon rejects Chelsea £34m bid for Moussa Dembele

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Chelsea £34m bid for Moussa Dembele has been rejected with Lyon confident of keeping hold of their striker in the transfer window.

The striker who has scored 30 goals since moving to Ligue 1 from Celtic (Scotland) for £20m 18 months ago, is one of the options Chelsea are weighing up in January.

It was gathered that Chelsea were willing to pay up to £34m for the 23-year-old, but it would seem they will have to revise their strategy if they want to have any hope of signing the player.

Olivier Giroud is likely to leave Chelsea during the transfer window and Frank Lampard has been tracking Dembele for some time.