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Chelsea remain interested in Lyon striker Moussa Dembélé — report

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According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are still interested in acquiring striker Moussa Dembélé from French club Lyon this winter, as a way to compensate for the potential exits of Olivier Giroud and Michy Batshuayi (ed.note: wait, what?) next month.

The latter might actually be the only “newsworthy” thing in Sky’s report, as Giroud’s exit has become all but a foregone conclusion over the past few months.

In the meantime Michy has slotted himself in as Chelsea’s backup centre forward, picking up the leftover minutes after Tammy Abraham. Since Tammy has been (thankfully) so reliable and (extra thankfully) rarely injured, Michy hasn’t seen the pitch too much either, in fairness.

So in the event of one or (unlikely) both strikers leaving the club, we would need to bring in a new one. And while Timo Werner might be the fantasy dream signing, Lampard apparently sees similarities to Didier Drogba in young Dembélé, who has 10 goals in 18 Ligue 1 matches so far this season. At least that’s what Sky are claiming.

But while Giroud is set to leave, there’s been little to no talk about Batshuayi doing the same, so this is probably nothing but idle speculation. If we need a third striker, we can always call up Tino Anjorin from the youth team as well.