Ousmane Dembele edges closer to completing Manchester United move from Barcelona

Ousmane Dembele edges closer to completing Manchester United move from Barcelona

- Ousmane Dembele is on the verge of joining Manchester United

- The 23-year-old was an unused substitute in Barcelona's 1-1 draw against Sevilla

- The Red Devils want the Frenchman as an alternative for Jadon Sancho

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Ousmane Dembele could complete a deadline day move to Manchester United from Barcelona this window.

The 23-year-old Frenchman appears to have agreed to personal terms with the Red Devils having fallen down the pecking order at the Nou Camp.

He has made just one appearance under Ronald Koeman so far this campaign after coming on as a substitute for Ansu Fati in the 70th minute.

However, football transfer expert, Duncan Castles claims the Old Trafford outfit will seal the deal for the winger with the Catalan club.

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SunSport also reports that both clubs have reached an understanding for the player who could make a switch to the Premier League side before the window shuts.

Ousmane Dembele edges closer to completing Manchester United move from Barcelona
Ousmane Dembele finding his place on Barcelona's bench during their 1-1 draw against Sevilla. Getty Images
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Sources close to the player claims he wants a permanent move away from the Spanish club but United are only keen on a loan transfer.

The former Borussia Dortmund star was chosen as an alternative for their top target Jadon Sancho.

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United gave up on their chase for the England international after failing to meet the price tag slapped on him by his club.

Ronald Koeman further confirmed the Frenchman's irrelevance at the club after keeping him on the bench all through their 1-1 draw against Sevilla. The Dutchman said:

"What is certain in the world? I don't know. At the moment, he's a Barcelona player. There's still one day left for incomings and outgoings. We'll see.

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"I opted for [Francisco] Trincao, Pedri and [Miralem] Pjanic [off the bench]. We needed more control and that's why I made these changes."

Koeman, when quizzed about Dembele leaving, previously said:

"His future depends on what he thinks. I haven't spoken to him about his future. We'll see."

Legit.ng earlier reported that Philippe Coutinho's 10th-minute strike was all Barcelona needed to salvage a draw against Sevilla at the Nou Camp.

The Catalans kicked off the 2020-21 campaign on a bright note - scoring seven goals in their first two games against Villarreal and Celta Vigo.

However, the reigning Europa League champions gave a good account of themselves after forcing the Blaugrana to a 1-1 draw on home turf.

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