Aston Villa in talks with Lyon’s Moussa Dembele

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By Jack Gallagher and Graeme Bailey

Aston Villa have opened talks with representatives of Moussa Dembele ahead of a potential January move. 90 minutes he understands.

Villans are keen to sign a new striker after West Ham United terms agreed to sign Danny Ings for a reported fee of £15m, with the Hammers keen to complete the deal ahead of this weekend’s relegation with six points against Everton.

Ings’ departure has sparked interest from Aston Villa in striker Dembele, a player whose current contract with Olympique Lyonnais is set to expire during the summer.

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While a deal could be made to sign the player on a pre-contract prior to his free agency, 90 minutes understands that Aston Villa are considering signing Dembele this January.

The French striker enjoyed a difficult season at Lyon in 2022/23, making just six Ligue 1 appearances for the club and scoring a meager two goals. Before that, however, Dembele scored consistently, most notably during the 2021/22 season in which he scored 21 goals in 30 league appearances.

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