Moussa Dembele scored a hat-trick in Celtic’s 6-0 Scottish Cup win over Inverness yesterday.
It takes the former Fulham forward’s tally for the season to 26 goals in 40 appearances – including back-to-back hat-tricks.
And his prowess in front of goal has reportedly caught the eye of Arsenal.
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
According to the Sunday Mirror, the Gunners are willing to match Chelsea’s £40million valuation of the Frenchman.
Celtic successfully fended off Chelsea’s interest in Dembele during the January transfer window but a move in the summer now looks inevitable.
Arsenal have over £200m in hard cash available to them – although the likelihood of the club sanctioning a major spending spree in the summer is low.
Arsenal and Chelsea reportedly want to sign Moussa Dembele
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Dembele (right) earned the match ball for his three goals yesterday
Celtic are on track to with the Scottish title this season
They could also have a new manager in place by the start of next season if current boss Arsene Wenger opts to step down.
Dembele, 20, has scored nine goals in seven games since Christmas Eve.
He cost the Hoops just £500,000 when arriving from Fulham back in July.