Date: 24th May 2019 at 7:00pm
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By Pete O’Rourke

Celtic may receive a £3million transfer windfall from the potential summer sale of Moussa Dembele this summer, Football Insider understands.

Reports emanating from France claim Manchester United have made an opening offer of £35million to Lyon for Dembele and that the bid could go as high as £40million.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that should Dembele leave Lyon for United or any other club this summer the club would be due a significant windfall due to a sell-on clause in his contract when they sold the striker to the Ligue 1 outfit.

Dembele left Celtic for Lyon on transfer deadline day last summer in a deal worth £19.7million, but as part of that deal Celtic astutely placed a sell-on clause of seven per cent if the French club sell Dembele.

It means Celtic could be in line for a £3million or more payout if Lyon decide to cash-in on Dembele for the £40million fee United may be willing to spend.

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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskajer is looking to rebuild the squad at Old Trafford this summer after a disappointing campaign and is looking for young hungry players they can develop and Dembele would fit the bill.

The 22-year-old has impressed at Lyon this season, scoring 22 goals and supplying five assists .

The French club they know they face a battle to keep hold of one of the stars of their thrilling forward line that also includes the likes of Nabil Fekir, Memphis Depay and Maxwel Cornet.

In other Celtic news, it can be REVEALED that a senior Hoops star has cleared out his locker after being given his marching orders ahead of Scottish Cup final.