Liverpool plan to sign Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele if Salah joins Real Madrid

Liverpool plan to sign Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele if Salah joins Real Madrid

- Liverpool are planning to sign France international Ousmane Dembele is they lose Mohamed Salah

- The 25-year-old has is nothing but superb in his first year at Anfield - scoring a total of 44 goals so far

- However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is expected to sign the former Dortmund forward to fill the void if the transfer deal happens

Champions League finalists Liverpool will make a bid to sign Barcelona youngster Ousmane Dembele should Mohamed Salah joins Real Madrid this summer.

The Egyptian forward has been superb for the Reds since he joined them last year – scoring 44 goals in all competitions so far this season.

He (Salah) stands a chance to crown his beautiful season with Jurgen Klopp’s side when they clash against the defending champions, Real Madrid in Ukraine later this month.

However, with Los Blancos planning to offer the Liverpool an offer they may not be able to reject, they have also began to shop for a replacement for their star player.

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According to Daily Star quoting Don Balon, the Reds are ready to offer a bid of £70m (€80m) for the France international if they lose Salah to Real Madrid.

The same publication claims the former Dortmund forward has been offered a mouthwatering deal by Liverpool, but a transfer rival is on the scene.

Bayern Munich have also shown interest in signing the player and will match the Reds’ proposal and a move to the Bundesliga champions is also said to appeal.

Dembele joined the Catalans from Borussia Dortmund last summer for a fee that could reach €147 million but hasn’t really been impressive for the club.

He has scored four goals and created eight assists in all competitions for the Camp Nou side, however, Jurgen Klopp has sparked speculation about swooping for Dembele earlier this month.

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The German said: “He's on the market? Now I'm interested.

In 2016, the France international turned down an offer from the Reds when he quit Rennes for Dortmund. Saying: “I saw Klopp in Paris but I told him I’d made up my mind to sign for BVB.”

With reports coming out of Spain, Barcelona might to sign Antoine Griezmann from Atletico Madrid in the summer which Don Balon suggest would further throw Dembele’s future into doubt.

However, Nou Camp president Josep Maria Bartomeu has insisted Dembele is not leaving.

“The option of selling him is not on the table,” Bartomeu said.

“We are finishing the season and then there will be meetings. He's an investment for the future. He is very young and we expect a lot from him.”

Due to injury in his early days at the Camp Nou, the 20-year-old has only featured 16 times for his club after joining them last year.

Dembele got his senior career started at Rennes in France in 2015, and after one year, German League side, Borussia Dortmund signed him in 2016.

Barely one year into his contract in Germany, he joined Barcelona in 2017 and he has already won the La Liga title.

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