Arsenal are said to be scouting Celtic’s Moussa Dembele, a player they could have signed for ‘free’ in the summer before he left Fulham to head to Scotland.

Dembele had been heavily linked with a £6m move to Tottenham in January, however, Fulham called the deal off after Spurs refused to allow him to stay with them for the rest of the season on loan.

That deal moved so far along that Dembele even had a medical at White Hart Lane but Fulham decided their need to avoid relegation trumped the money they would receive in January, and so Dembele ended up moving for a paltry £300k compensation due to his age and contract status.

Now, along with a number of other clubs including Bayern Munich, Arsenal have been scouting him again after an impressive start to life north of the border.

Five goals and one assist in seven SPL games is backed up even further by a record of 12 goals and one assist in 17 games across all competitions.

There are rumours of a January move for the 20-year-old centre forward from one of the clubs scouting him but it’s hard to see Celtic, who persuaded him to sign a four-year deal, letting him leave after just a few months unless they get an offer they cannot refuse.

As we know, Arsenal don’t often make that sort of offer for anyone.