Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has confirmed the club’s interest in signing Moussa Dembele from Celtic and said the striker is keen on the move.
Dembele missed training on Wednesday to hold talks with the Scottish champions over his future after learning of interest from elsewhere.
Brendan Rodgers said there was “big interest” from another club but, as yet, no official bid had been lodged.
Aulas, the Lyon powerbroker said;
“We are interested in Dembele,” Aulas said. “We got in touch with him, he’s interested. It’s a possible path, but there are others.”
Speaking ahead of Celtic’s Europa League qualifier with Suduva, Rodgers said he didn’t want to lose the striker without having a replacement lined up.
He said: “There’s a lot going on with Moussa at the moment so Moussa and his representatives have been speaking to the club today.
“There is speculation around him, of course, but Moussa is not a player we want to lose.
“He’s a phenomenal talent, he came in here a couple of years ago and has developed how we thought he would.