Sport Race for Dembele hots up as Fiorentina enter the fray

17:09  08 december  2017
17:09  08 december  2017 Source:   Read Sport

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According to reports in Italian outlet La Nazione, Serie A side Fiorentina are the latest side to show an interest in Hoops striker Moussa Dembele, the Daily Record report.

Dembele is fast becoming one of Europe’s most talked about youngsters, with Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan all reportedly monitoring the 21-year old’s situation.

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Reports are now suggesting that Fiorentina have also joined the race for the French youngster, and are preparing an offer for the upcoming January window, along with Premier League side Brighton who are also preparing a bid, believed to be in the region of £20 million.

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The striker has found the back of the net eight times this season in 16 appearances, during an injury-hit campaign so far.

With so much interest in the young forward, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers faces a huge task next month to try and persuade Dembele to remain at Celtic Park for the rest of the season.

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