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Celtic: Parkhead outfit in line for Moussa Dembele windfall

Scottish champions Celtic could be set to receive a welcome financial bonus, according to the latest reports.

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As per the Daily Record, the Premiership giants are in line to benefit from any potential move for former Parkhead star Moussa Dembele, having included a sell-on clause as part of the Frenchman’s move to Lyon four years ago.

The 26-year-old – who originally joined the Glasgow club for a £500k compensation fee from Fulham in 2016 – is currently facing an uncertain future at the Ligue 1 outfit, with just one year remaining on his existing deal.

With reports suggesting that Manchester United – among others – are interested in landing the striker, the suggestion is that the Hoops could be in line for a sizeable windfall from any potential sale, due to their sell-on fee.

With the forward’s current club looking for a figure above or around the £20m that they paid to land him in 2018, as per the report, Ange Postecoglou and co could be set to recoup around £3m.

Can fund ‘hectic’ end to transfer window

That potential windfall rests on whether or not the former France under-21 international leaves his current club, but should he do so, it could provide valuable extra funds to help with Celtic’s transfer dealings in the remainder of the window.

Title-winning coach Postecoglou has already hinted that it could be a “hectic” period before the September deadline, with the 56-year-old suggesting that there are still “one or two areas” that he would like to address.

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The former Yokohama F Marinos boss has already overseen seven major deals so far this summer, although three of those – Cameron Carter-Vickers, Daizen Maeda and Jota – ensured a permanent stay of players who had already been at the club on loan last season.

As such, it is no real surprise that further deals could potentially be in the works, with Postecoglou likely to be keen on bolstering his squad ahead of the start of their Champions League group stage campaign next month.

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One name who has dominated discussion of late is Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley, with reports suggesting that Celtic have made an offer to secure the 28-year-old’s services.

Although there are concerns over their ability to meet the Englishman’s potentially sizeable wage demands, the addition of extra funds from a possible Dembele transfer could well prove invaluable, with the Hoops no doubt hoping that their former talisman can demand a hefty fee before the window closes.

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