CELTIC are in line for a transfer windfall with the race for former favourite Moussa Dembele hotting up.

The French international striker, who quit the Hoops in a £19.8million switch to Lyon in August 2018, is the target for some of Europe’s top clubs when the extended transfer window opens.

Dembele has been linked to giants such as Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea, Arsenal and Atletico Madrid although it appears Manchester United have dropped out with Ole Gunnar Solksjaer concentrating on his central defence.

The powerhouse frontman has a sell-on clause in his contract and the nine-in-a-row champions can expect at least 10 per cent of any profit made on a transfer move. Fees of around £60million have been mentioned for the 23-year-old attacker.

Dembele, who cost a mere £500,000 in a cross-border deal from Fulham in the summer of 2016 as one of Brendan Rodgers’ first signings, will almost certainly be on the move before the end of October, according to French outlet Foot Mercato.

Mikel Artata, now in charge at the Emirates outfit, is monitoring the situation with Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who both played in the 1-1 draw with Leicester City last night, leaving the Londoners at the end of the extended season.

PSG have lost Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Edinson Cavani which leaves Mauro Icardi as their only direct frontman in the squad.

Lyon sporting director Juninho admitted in June: “If we receive offers we’ll analyse them.

“Moussa had a good season, he still has room for improvement, he brings us a lot and scores a lot.”

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