The 20-year-old travelled to London on deadline day for a knee scan before returning to Glasgow.
And Rodgers has now revealed Dembele’s scan actually took place at Chelsea.
Brendan Rodgers has reveald Celtic star Moussa Dembele was at Chelsea on deadline day
"There has been [interest from other clubs in Moussa Dembele] throughout the season," Rodgers said.
"Not just him, but a number of our players.
“It was incredibly ironic that the story broke and our medical team had planned a trip for him actually in Chelsea!
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
Moussa Dembele has 20 goals for Celtic this season
"It would've been the biggest sort of bluff ever if he were being followed.
“I just said to the medial team: 'make sure he comes back on the plane if he's that close!'
"Listen, he [Dembele] loves being here. All the other players, they're playing to a high level.
“If you're working at that level, the beauty of it is teams and big teams are going to recognise you in these competitive leagues."