Lyon striker Moussa Dembele has emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United who are in the relegation zone on the Premier League table. The interest of the Magpies in the former Fulham player was confirmed by popular English news outlet Daily Mail.

Newcastle United are in a big battle to avoid relegation from the Premier League this season after recording just ten points from 18 games. They have won one game since the start of the season and are three points adrift of Watford who have two games in hand on Newcastle United. Watford are occupying the final safe slot on the league table at the moment.

The Magpies are under new ownership after the Saudi-led takeover of the club in October and the new owners are expected to spend money in the bid to get the club out of the bottom three. They have already made their first managerial appointment in Eddie Howe and he has been saddled with the responsibility of getting the club out of the present predicament.

Ahead of the January transfer window, Newcastle United have been linked with a lot of attacking options and former Fulham striker Dembele is one of those attacking targets. The ex-France under-21 international previously played two games for Fulham in the Premier League in 2014 and he could return to play in the competition for Newcastle United as from next month.

Dembele, 25, moved from Fulham to Celtic and he was with the Scottish Premiership giants until 2018 when he signed for Lyon. The striker has a very good scoring record with the French top flight side whom he has 49 goals for in 114 appearances. It has been reported in the media that Lyon are keen on selling him as he has struggled with injuries this season and that has restricted him to a return of four goals in six games.

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