A number of contrasting reports surrounding a potential Manchester United move for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele have emerged online.
The Frenchman signed for Barcelona in 2017 after settling the Bundesliga alight playing for Borussia Dortmund.
He cost the La Liga giants a hefty £105m, in the wake of Neymar’s record-breaking move to PSG, though it would be foolish to suggest he’s filled the void left by the Brazilian trickster.
Dembele has sustained a series of hamstring injuries, which should turn United off him, and Barcelona confirmed in February that he would be ruled out for six months.
That hasn’t stopped United, according to Duncan Castles of the Daily Record. It has been suggested by the Scottish journalist that negotiations have begun between the Premier League outfit and Barcelona, over the possibility of a deal for the winger.
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) September 22, 2020
Manchester United are said to be keen on the idea of bringing Dembele to Old Trafford — as long as it’s a loan deal.
Barcelona are seemingly only open to that if an obligation to buy is included come to end of the season.
However, Fabrizio Romano and Phil Brown have completely shutdown these claims, denying that both clubs have held discussions over Dembele.
Liverpool asked for Ousmane Démbélé on loan with buy option on last June, but he decided to stay at Barcelona. There’s no bid from Manchester United – because Démbélé doesn’t want to leave Barça. #MUFC and #FCB both denying talks. 🔴 #transfers #Dembele
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 22, 2020
And as I'm sure you're aware, there's nothing in the Dembele rumors at all.
— Pilib De Brún (Phil Brown) (@Malachians) September 22, 2020