Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers claims star forward Moussa Dembele will leave the club for a fee similar to what Manchester City paid Liverpool in signing Raheem Sterling. The England international swapped Anfield for the Etihad for a reported fee of £49m ($60.5m) in the summer of 2015.

The 20-year-old international was signed for for £500,000 ($617,700) from Fulham before the start of the season. He has enjoyed a great start to this campaign, scoring 14 goals in all competitions.

Dembele continued his impressive form while on international duty with France U21s. He scored a brace against England U21s as the French sealed a 3-2 win over the Young Lions. His form has attracted interest from Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

According to the Daily Mail, the Portuguese tactician is an admirer of the forward and has watched him in action on several occasions when he was at Fulham. In addition to this, Arsenal are also in the race for his signature, reports The Sun.

Celtic sold Virgil van Dijk to Southampton for £13m ($16m) in 2015, which is the record transfer sale for the Scottish side. Rodgers, who was in charge at Liverpool when Sterling left for City believes Dembele will be able to beat the current record when he leaves the Celtic Park.

"If he leaves here at whatever point that will be it will be for a record transfer fee there is no question about that," Rodgers told the Daily Record.

"I have worked with players who have gone for a lot of money. Raheem Sterling went for £49 million and he was a winger. Luis Suarez went for the money that he went for.

"He was an international player and after two years he left a world-class player. So this kiddie has the potential in value.

"Celtic won't have to worry about players going for £10m any more. The kid still needs time. I think everyone wants to get him in and then sell him off."

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Manchester United and Arsenal are reportedly interested in Celtic's Moussa Dembele Getty