Earlier today, the Daily Record reported Manchester United have turned their attention towards Ousmane Dembélé.
It was stated the Red Devils are looking to take the winger on a loan deal, and senior United officials, including Ed Woodward, have held discussions with the Catalan club.
Sport have relayed these claims and provide the La Liga giants’ stance on the Frenchman’s potential exit.
It’s claimed that Ronald Koeman’s side will only consider allowing the 23-year-old to leave on a permanent transfer for a price ‘close to €100m’.
If not, they will let the former Borussia Dortmund man go out on loan, provided a mandatory purchase option is included as a part of the agreement.
Sport adds Barca will not sell him for less than an amount close to what they invested (€105m) in signing the player in 2017.
Marca, however, states the loan with mandatory option isn’t considered and the Blaugrana will only allow Dembélé leave if they receive around €100m. It’s stated that Barca prefer sale to ‘have liquidity in their accounts’.
Both United and the Spanish club have made their stance clear, and the report adds it remains to be seen if the Premier League club will return with a new proposal for Dembélé or look at other options.
Meanwhile, ESPN’s Barcelona correspondent Moisés Llorens took to Twitter to suggest the wideman will not be joining United.
Llorens doesn’t make it clear whether the player has no intention of joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side or if Barcelona aren’t willing to let him leave.
Dembélé al United? NO!
— moisESPN (@moillorens) September 22, 2020