- Ousmane Dembele could finally find a place to express himself
- Man City boss Guardiola wants the Frenchman at the club
- The Spaniard wants to help the winger reach his potential like he did for Sterling
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is reportedly planning to secure the services of out-of-favour Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele in January.
The 2018 World Cup winning striker has endured limited playing time under coach Ernesto Valverde - with injury and other factors relegating him to the sidelines.
Antoine Griezmann and the emergence on wonderkid Ansu Fati are also part of the reason he has not been getting enough tome on the pitch this term.
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So far this campaign, Dembele has made six appearances so far this campaign - three in the Champions League and three in the La Liga, scoring one goal in the process.
The forward's struggles started with the seasoning opening game against Athletic Bilbao after picking up a hamstring injury.
Barca tried offloading the winger this summer but the deal failed to pull through with Paris Saint Germain listed as one of his destinations.
Premier League champions Man City have now jumped in the chase to land the former Borussia Dortmund star when the transfer window opens.
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Daily Star reports that Guardiola wants to help the Dembele reach his full potential like he did for Rahem Sterling when he arrived at the Etihad Stadium in 2016.
Barcelona on the other hand are ready to listen to offers from the Premier League club valued around £86 million for the player.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted that he is opened to managing a Serie A club after his reign in England.
The Spaniard's current deal with the Premier League champions expires in the summer of 2021 having joined them in 2016.
He has led the Citizens to back to back EPL triumphs, while winning other domestic titles for the club.
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