Chelsea were told to pay £40m for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele
Chelsea wanted to sign Dembele today and the Frenchman was even spotted travelling to London.
But Celtic demanded £40m for their star man and confirmed the former Fulham ace was only in the capital in order to see a knee specialist.
Chelsea target Moussa Dembele boards flight to London
Tue, January 31, 2017
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been spotted on board a flight to London on deadline day amid rumours of a move to Chelsea
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Moussa Dembele has been spotted on board a flight to London on deadline day
Dembele only joined the Parkhead club last summer from Championship side Fulham.
And McInally says Chelsea were told to pay a huge premium to sign him midway through the season.
“That’s a hugely inflated price,” he said on Sky Sports.
“I think again it’s the deadline day where you can add £10m onto a player just because he’s done well.
“I don’t believe for one minute that he would go for £40m. But he might got for £20m if they can manage to prise him away.”
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