Barcelona has given up trying to extend Ousmane Dembele’s deal and is now actively trying to sell him. That’s according to a recent report, who claims the Blaugrana are desperate to sell the French forward before his deal expires at the end of the campaign.
France international has been with the Blaugrana since his blockbuster £126m move from Borussia Dortmund in 2017. The 24-year-old forward has since gone on to feature in 129 matches, in all tournaments, scoring just 31 goals, along the way.
However, following months of unsuccessful deal talks, Xavi Hernandez’s Barcelona is now understood to be so keen to finally offload the French forward that they have offered Man United and Newcastle United the opportunity to add the wantaway forward for only £17m.
Although Man United were heavily linked with a move for the Frenchman 18-months ago, a transfer ultimately failed to materialise after the 20 times league winners opted to bring in Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund instead.
Not only have Man United recently splashed the cash on attacking talent, but interim manager Ralf Rangnick now faces a huge challenge to save Man United’s campaign. With the team’s togetherness rumoured to be fractured behind the scenes, it is hard to imagine Ralf Rangnick would advocate a move for an already unsettled footballer.