Manchester United’s interest in taking Ousmane Dembélé on a loan deal was reported by the Daily Record on Tuesday.
Later that day, there were mixed messages from Spain over the Catalan club’s stance on the winger.
It was suggested the La Liga side are looking to raise €100m, either through a sale or a loan deal with a mandatory purchase option.
The Daily Record’s report has been relayed in today’s edition of AS, and they state Barca are not considering allowing the player to go out on loan.
It’s the same stance they initially had with Philippe Coutinho last summer, but they finally ended up allowing the Brazilian to join Bayern Munich on a loan deal.
United are facing difficulties to sign Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, and it’s stated they’ve failed to land Ansu Fati and Gareth Bale. According to the report, this is where Dembélé appears, more like a ‘plan D’ option for the Red Devils.
AS states Ronald Koeman’s side will be interested, if the ‘proposal is real’ from United. It’s not clear whether this would be a ‘proposal’ for a loan deal or a permanent transfer.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the Blaugrana were planning to sell the Frenchman due to his poor injury record and performances.
Over at Mundo Deportivo, they state Koeman is counting on the player.
The Dutchman’s arrival at the Camp Nou has given Dembélé more confidence, and the wideman would be given more opportunities to become an important player under Koeman this season.