Moussa Dembele has ruled out a move to Manchester United and insists he will stay at Lyon for another season.
The 22-year-old joined Lyon in a £19.7 million deal from Celtic last year and scored 23 goals in his first season with the club.
Last month, reports in France claimed that Manchester United have submitted an opening bid of €40m (£35m) to sign Dembele.
United could be in the market for a new striker as Inter have held talks to sign Romelu Lukaku, although the Serie A club are unwilling to match the Belgian’s £80m asking price. But Dembele has ruled out the prospect of moving to Old Trafford.
Speaking after scoring the winning goal in France Under-21s’ 1-0 victory over Croatia on Friday, Dembele told RMC Sport: ‘I still have another four years on my contract, I will be at Lyon next season.’
Meanwhile, United are weighing up the possibility of signing Mauro Icardi as part of Inter’s deal that would see Romelu Lukaku move to Serie A.
Inter are keen to offload Icardi following his falling out with teammates and the club’s hierarchy last season and are willing to offer the Argentine striker as a way to lower Lukaku’s transfer fee.