It is believed that Manchester United have the upper hand in the race to sign Ousmane Dembele.

The Barcelona winger has been linked with United, Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain after failing to make a significant impact during his first season at Barcelona.

But Dembele has his struggles with injury so it would be bizarre for Barcelona to cash in so early.

He joined the Camp Nou side for an initial £97 million from Borussia Dortmund lasts summer but has yet to set the world alight with performances in La Liga.

Barcelona are being strongly linked with Antoine Griezmann and that could make way for Dembele to be offloaded. It is also being claimed that the Barca forward has long dreamed of playing for United.

Could Dembele be a replacement for Anthony Martial, who has attracted interest from Barcelona as well as Juventus and Bayern Munich?

From a United perspective, I’d rather just keep Martial and give the lad games. He has what it takes to become one of the best players in the world but Jose Mourinho doesn’t seem to see it that way.