Lyon forced to pay top dollar for Dembele

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Brendan Rodgers has this evening confirmed that Celtic have rejected a “significant offer” for striker Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

The Celtic manager told BBC Scotland: “We have had a significant offer for Moussa Dembele which has been rejected; he’s a player we don’t want to lose, it’s as simple as that.”

Dembele is not involved for tonight’s game. He has agreed personal terms in the range of 100,000 Euros a week with the French side who this evening were drawn in the same Champions League Group as Manchester City.

Lyon are prepared to go to £22.5million to secure the signing of the Celtic striker and it is probable that this will all be concluded tomorrow before the window closes at midnight.

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