RB Leipzig are interested in adding an elite striker to their young corp and could do so with Olympique Lyonnais player Moussa Dembele. The report comes from L'Equipe and notes that Leipzig have inquired but are wary of the potential 50 million Euro fee.
Leipzig have gone on record to say that they will not spend all of the record transfer fee for Timo Werner. However, a player like Dembele could be worth it since he is already a proven commodity in one of Europe's top leagues. Currently, Leipzig are in search of a new lead striker. Despite signing Hwang Hee-chan, the team are still looking for options to deepen their pool.
Dembele represents a chance to make a major splash in the transfer market. The 24-year-old has been a force for Lyon over the past two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 89 appearances. He has been sought after by several teams in the past, but Leipzig's current situation could be enticing. Not only would he be the star of the club, but he could also solidify the East German club's status as an annual entrant into the UEFA Champions League.
More than likely Lyon will have to accept something less than 50 million for a transfer. Dembele is still under contract until 2023 but the movement of players like Jadon Sancho and Werner could force the player's hand should the salary be significantly increased.