Celtic’s prolific striker Moussa Dembele may be set to leave Celtic after the 48-time Scottish League champions complete their Champions League qualifying campaign, according to The Sun.
The ex-Fulham striker was superb for the Hoops last season, scoring 32 goals in 48 appearances as Brendan Rodger’s side completed an entire season unbeaten.
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However, after a superb season north of the border, Brendan Rodgers is reportedly resigned to losing the prolific Frenchman with Chelsea and Tottenham among a host of clubs who are said to be keen on the former Paris Saint-Germain youngster.
Speaking to the press, Rodgers said: “Moussa is very content and happy. He is not a player we want to sell, but we know how football works and we’ll see what happens. But certainly not until after the Champions League qualifiers, there won’t be anything done before then.”
Securing a place in next years Champions League group stages will be a massive boost in Celtic’s hopes of securing the French marksman for another year, but with lucrative offers from London reportedly piling in, it could prove difficult for Brendan Rodgers to hang on to the former Fulham favourite.
West Ham reportedly had a £20m bid for the Frenchman rejected in January, but reports in Scotland suggest the young forward could be allowed to leave for around £25m should he decide his ambitions lie elsewhere.
If Dembele leaves, the youngster will hope to emulate the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Victor Wanyama, both of whom have adapted and flourished in the Premier League since moving to Southampton from Scotland.
Moussa Dembele’s current contract with Celtic runs until May 2020.