Chelsea target Moussa Dembele expects transfer as Lyon issue strong stance

“The club has full confidence in Moussa and counts in particular on him to build a successful team for the seasons to come.”

Lyon have lost Memphis Depay to long-term injury and are struggling for goals as they bid to get their season back on track.

ESPN’s french football correspondent Jonathan Johnson also believes Dembele will not expect to move this month.

“I think Dembele would be open to a move to the Premier League, if not now then at the end of the season,” Johnson said on the Sky Sports Transfer Talk Podcast.

“I also think he like everybody else at Lyon will be disappointed with the way things have gone at this moment in time.