Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is still being linked with a potential move to Brighton in January, with his agent Mamadi Fofana in attendance to watch the Seagulls Boxing Day clash against Chelsea.
The attendance of Fofana, however, has done little in dismissing the rumours that one of his clients is attracting the interest of Brighton, with the Premier League side looking to bid
Brighton have lacked a cutting edge this season since their promotion from the Championship, and hope the French U21 international can help solve the problem.
Since his move from Fulham in 2016, Dembele has an outstanding record for the reigning Scottish champions, which has seen him be continually linked with a move to some of Europe's elite, including Tottenham and Liverpool.
Moussa Dembele’s overall Celtic record:— OptaCeltic (@OptaCeltic) December 23, 2017
68 appearances, 40 goals, 12 assists.
5 yellow cards, 0 red cards.
4375 minutes played. pic.twitter.com/ScqzxxgqzN
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers, however, is desperate to keep hold of the 21-year-old, but understands that he can't stand in Dembele's way should he wish to leave Celtic Park.
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In February, Fofana spoke to the Daily Record about his role as Dembele's agent, insisting he only wants what's best for his client.
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“It is important. I’m a person who likes to put the human relationship forward.