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.
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.