Arsenal are the latest name to be linked with a move to sign Fulham’s Moussa Dembele on a free transfer this summer.
The 19 year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the month, and looks unlikely to sign an extension, despite a big-money contract supposedly on the table by his current club.
Dembele netted an impressive 17 goals for Fulham last term, as well as impressing for France’s Under-19 side, scoring four goals in his seven appearances for the international side.
Tottenham made an attempt to sign the young striker in January, but failed to agree terms with the Championship side, and were heavily expected to come back with an offer to sign him for free in the close-season.
Arsenal are now believed to be preparing a contract offer for Dembele, which would see his side receive a development fee due to the young star being under 24 years-of-age.
Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Fenerbahce and Galatasaray are also linked with the Frenchman, while a stay with his current side is also still an option.
Arsenal are heavily expected to bring in at least one forward in the close-season, following the demise of Theo Walcott paired with having lost Danny Welbeck to injury for the bulk of the coming campaign.
We have been strongly linked with captures of Jamie Vardy and Alvaro Morata already since the end of the league campaign, but as time goes on, both deals appear more and more unlikely.
Dembele would surely only be considered a prospect despite his impressive goal tally in his breakthrough campaign with Fulham, and fans will no doubt be in want of further additions this summer.
Do you rate the young Frenchman? Could he be be our back-up to Giroud up front or do you agree that we would need a top striker also?