Transfer Rumor Roundup: Dembele to West Ham; Gabbiadini to Saints

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Moussa Dembele could be heading to West Ham United.

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The 20-year-old forward is in fine form at Celtic in the Scottish Premier League with 19 goals in 36 appearances in all competitions following his move from second-tier Fulham last summer.

According to the Daily Mail, West Ham have funds to spend in January and Slaven Bilic could bid $25 million for Dembele.

However, Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has intimated that Dembele will not be allowed to leave in January and he will stay until at least the summer but with Celtic pretty much locking up the Scottish Premier League, they currently have a 19-point lead over Rangers with a game in hand, maybe a big bid will tempt them to cash in.

One thing that is for sure is that the Hammers are clearly in the market for a striker as reports suggest a $7.4 million was made for Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe and that Bilic is also rumored to be interested in Brentford striker Scott Hogan.


Southampton are in the hunt for Napoli striker Manolo Gabbiadini.

The Daily Mirror claims that Saints are ready to bid $21 million for the 25-year-old Italian international.

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Saints have scored just 17 goals this season in the Premier League, the second-lowest amount in the league, and with Charlie Austin out injured for the next three months Claude Puel only has Jay Rodriguez and Shane Long to rely on. They have four PL goals between them this season.

Gabbiadini has been linked with a move to Everton and Wolfsburg but he has only scored three goals in 17 games in all competitions this season. Hardly prolific.