Barcelona intend to sell £86m Man Utd target, with Liverpool in pole position
Date published: Tuesday 22nd October 2019 12:17
The 22-year-old Dembele has struggled to live up to his huge price tag and Don Balon report Barca are actively looking to sell the France international for around £86million.
That will mean the Catalans making a loss on the former Borussia Dortmund man, who joined Barca in 2017 for £93million up front with a possible further £36m in add-ons.
He has made just two LaLiga starts this season due to injury and inconsistent form and he was sent off against Sevilla for dissent, which carries a two-match ban.
Ernesto Valverde also added France team-mate Antoine Griezmann in the summer and the emergence of youngster Ansu Fati means Barca will look to cash in on Dembele.
Don Balon say Liverpool are suitors for the winger and TEAMtalk exclusively revealed in June that Barcelona intermediaries have told Liverpool that Dembele will be made available this summer, and that Anfield was, in fact, one of his preferred destinations.
Mundo Deportivo have also claimed Manchester United are chasing Dembele, while in July reports in the German media claimed the player is intent on staying at the Nou Camp and that he would not be forced out by their efforts to bring in new players.
“The chances that Ousmane will play at Bayern next season are almost zero,” a source close to Dembele told Sky Germany.
“He is and will remain at Barcelona.”