Arsenal have become the latest club to join the chase for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé.

The 24-year-old has six months left on his contract and a week ago, Foot Mercato stated he had agreed to sign a new deal at the Camp Nou.

There has been a new development as journalist Gerard Romero claims the negotiations broke down because the winger’s demands were ‘way too high’.

Another report from Foot Mercato has relayed the claims made by Romero and then shared their own information. The La Liga side’s officials had a meeting with the former Borussia Dortmund man’s camp on Wednesday, and ‘no agreement could be found’ to renew the contract.

That’s because the France international demanded a €40m per year gross salary plus an additional €40m as a signing-on bonus. He will only sign an extension if these conditions are met.

Barca have Dortmund star Erling Haaland on their agenda and reportedly made a proposal to him. Dembélé’s camp believe the attacker is the future star of the Catalan club and will ‘not accept less than what has been already offered’ to the Norwegian.

For now, the wideman has decided against signing an extension and ‘beautiful clubs want to enlist him’. Among them are the Gunners and they have ‘already contacted the player’. With several suitors, including Arsenal, Foot Mercato explain Dembélé ‘should easily find’ a new club.

Barcelona must now decide whether to cut ties with the Frenchman in the winter market or let him leave for nothing next summer.