Manchester United have opened the door to a move for Ousmane Dembele this month and would be ‘willing’ to sign him if he is allowed to leave Barcelona on a free transfer.

That’s according to Sport, who say they will have to convince the Frenchman as he is ‘not keen’ on leaving the Nou Camp as he’ll have other options in the summer.

The newspaper explains that the ‘Dembele case’ has ‘exploded’ as the Catalan giants are aware they can sell him this month or at least save on his wages.

The winger is out of contract in the summer but has been resisting Barcelona’s efforts to get him signed to a new deal, and so they have made the decision to get rid now when they can still make some sort of money from him.

There are numerous clubs in Europe ‘paying attention’ to the situation and ‘in particular, Manchester United’ who are ‘ready to sign’ the Frenchman now as long as he is released on a free transfer.

They would not pay a transfer fee for the Frenchman but would ‘facilitate his arrival’ at Old Trafford if Barcelona were to ‘open the doors’, and the player signed a contract beyond June.

United have been in contact with Dembele for almost two years and came close to signing him on loan at one point.

Dembele, however, refused to go after Barcelona would only sanction the deal if he renewed his contract with them first, which never happened.

Since then, his entourage have ‘met regularly’ with Manchester United but without reaching a full agreement for a possible move.

That’s why they are now in a position to sign him again, but would like him to sign a deal beyond June 30th, something the player has no plans on doing.