Moussa Dembele has become one of the hottest properties in European football after a superb breakthrough season under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic, where the Frenchman scored 32 goals in 49 games.
A whole host of clubs are rumoured to be interested in the striker, including Chelsea and Dortmund. Chelsea were rumoured to be close to offering £40m on deadline day in January.
However, now according to the Mirror, AC Milan are looking to jump to the front of the queue for the Frenchman’s signature.
The report explains that the Rossoneri made contact with Dembele’s representatives last month, and are looking for another meeting in the coming weeks.
Celtic are determined not to sell, with the club keen on trying to push on and make the last 16 of the Champions League.
AC Milan in talks to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele. Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea also interested. 32 goals last season
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Milan reportedly accept that stance from Celtic, and are now focusing on building a relationship with the Hoops so should they decide to sell in January or next year the Italian club will be are the forefront of the race to sign the talented 20-year-old.
However, Chelsea and Dortmund are rumoured to be likely to lodge concrete bids this summer to test Celtic, as Dembele is thought to be keen to make the next step up in his career.