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Chelsea have received a major boost in the pursuit of Lyon striker Moussa Dembele after the French government ordered the Ligue 1 season to be cancelled.
The Blues tried to sign the French striker during the January transfer window but Lyon resisted Chelsea’s moves for the striker.
The Blues are expected to make a move for Dembele during the summer transfer window and we have now received a major boost in the race for the striker after Lyon missed Champions League football for next season.
Lyon were demoted from 5th to 7th after clubs in France opted to decide standings based on points-per-game and this means Lyon won’t play Champions League football next season.
According to The Sun, Lyon will be forced to sell Dembele this summer due to loss of Champions League revenue as well as losing potential TV revenue following the cancellation of the French league.