Real Madrid muscle in on Chelsea's £40m bid for brilliant striker
Moussa Dembele has scored 27 goals this term (Picture: Getty)

Real Madrid have joined the hunt to sign Celtic forward Moussa Dembele this summer as Zinedine Zidane looks to bolster his attacking options.

The Frenchman, 20, has attracted attention from all over Europe this season with his eye-catching performances for the Bhoys.

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The former Fulham man has 27 goals in 41 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side, including three hat-tricks.

Chelsea made an enquiry for Dembele in January but were quoted £40million for the forward.

BURNLEY, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte looks on during the Premier League match between Burnley and Chelsea at Turf Moor on February 12, 2017 in Burnley, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images)
Chelsea enquired about Dembele in January (Picture: Getty)

Antonio Conte was unwilling to pay that fee last month but could reconsider that position in the summer. However, according to the Daily Mirror, the Blues will face competition from Madrid by this point.

Celtic are understandably keen on holding onto Dembele but any deal this summer would represent a significant increase on the £300,000 compensation they paid Fulham for the striker in 2016.

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