MOUSSA Dembele has agreed personal terms with Lyon - paving the way for the striker to leave Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers confirmed yesterday that Dembele had been given the go-ahead to speak to the Groupama Stadium club following talks with the player and his representatives at Parkhead.

The 22-year-old has now accepted the contract he has been offered by the Ligue 1 outfit.

Lyon are keen to strengthen up front before the summer transfer window closes tomorrow night following the sale of Marciano Diaz to Real Madrid in a €23 million deal yesterday.

Manager Bruno Genesio sees France Under-21 striker Dembele as the ideal man to replace Diaz and lead the line for Les Gones in the Champions League group stages this season.

However, the transfer of the player Celtic bought for just £500,000 from Fulham two years ago is still some way from being concluded.

The Scottish champions have to accept an offer from Lyon and Rodgers yesterday revealed a replacement centre forward must come in before the window closes before Dembele is allowed to depart.