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The striker has spoken out on speculation linking him with a summer switch to Old Trafford.
Dembele has fired home 15 goals in Ligue 1 this season where he continues to develop his reputation as a prolific goalscorer.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to bring down the average age of the squad while signing players who will remain at the club for the foreseeable future.
The Norwegian is keen to move away from the post-Sir Alex Ferguson transfer strategy which has seen them spend masses on marquee signing which just haven’t worked out for them.
He said: “I signed for five years with Lyon and I’m happy there but we’ll see what happens.
“I’m happy to stay with Lyon next season but we’ll see.”
Solskjaer has made it clear that he will only sign players who fit the criteria that match the traditions of the club.
“You have got to have the qualities and our fans want to see exciting players.
“Of course we want to get up from our seats. We want to see defenders who defend like they’re doing it for their lives, that’s the most important thing.
“We’ve tried to educate our players and our kids to be proper people. In my view, the best players have always been the best people.
“It’s always been in our culture. You have to have that work ethic and we’re scouting the market, trying to find the right ones.”
But now he will be relishing the chance of a fresh start where he can rebuild the squad and give fans something to get excited about again.