Newcastle United have been pushed forward as one of the contenders to sign Ousmane Dembélé ever since they were taken over by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund last October.

The winger’s contract at Barcelona expires in June and he’s decided not sign a new deal at the Camp Nou. His refusal forced the La Liga side to considering cutting ties with him in January, but the 24-year-old decided not to leave the Catalan club.

Barcelona advisor Jordi Cruyff has admitted the former Borussia Dortmund man’s renewal is ‘not easy’ for the Blaugrana.

Tuesday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo takes a look at the France international’s situation at the Camp Nou.

It’s said the player ‘ensures’ he has not yet made a decision on his future and so far, he has not committed to any other club. However, at Barcelona, ‘it is ensured that it is difficult for Ousmane not to have anything closed with any club’.

This is when the Tyneside club get a mention as Mundo say from the Spanish giants, ‘they point to PSG and Newcastle’.

As things stand, no deal has been closed, but the possibility of the Frenchman signing a new contract with Xavi Hernández’s side looks slim because his agent has not contacted Barcelona since the winter market.

A move to PSG will allow Dembélé to feature in the Champions League next season and that is something that Newcastle United cannot offer him immediately.