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£20m French starlet alerts Arsenal by suggesting he’d consider January switch

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Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has refused to rule out leaving the Scottish champions in the January transfer window.

The Frenchman has been linked with Arsenal, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and a host of other clubs since he arrived at Celtic Park at the start of last season. When asked whether the plan was to remain in Scotland until the summer, Dembele was quoted by the Daily Mail as saying:

“I can say it is part of the plan but the plan can change. As long as I am here I will give 100 per cent but I don’t know until when. I just focus on my football and give my best for the club and we will see.”

The France Under 21 international has not featured as prominently for Celtic this season due to a hamstring injury, but he has still managed to score eight goals in 17 appearances in all competitions.

Dembele signed for Celtic from Fulham in July 2016 on a free transfer, and went on to rack up 32 goals during his first season at the club. It led to Chelsea offering a deal for the striker in the last January window, but the forward did not make the switch to Stamford Bridge with Celtic reportedly demanding £40m at the time. The Daily Mail report that a £20m offer could now suffice with even Brighton and Hove Albion considering an ambitious bid for the forward.

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