- Ousmane Dembele is on the radar of English Premier League giants Manchester United
- The Barcelona forward still has a contract with the Spanish giants until summer of 2022
- Manchester United are looking to improve their attacking options to compete for titles next season
Premier League club Manchester United are set to launch bid for Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembele in a move to bolster their squad ahead of the next season.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is looking to sign one of Barcelona’s most expensive players and now the Red Devils are making moves from two different angles to sign the star.
They would like to land him this summer after they initially made a move ahead of the current campaign.
It was gathered that the Spanish club did everything possible to retain the Frenchman at the Camp Nou as United were desperate to sign him.
Reports also suggest that the Old Traddord outfit are also considering an option to wait until the summer of 2022 when the player’s contract will lapse.
Barcelona, meanwhile, would like to avoid losing a player they paid €135 million for on a free transfer, and are working on extending his current deal.
New president Joan Laporta is understood to have made it a priority to begin negotiations, and hopes to seal a new agreement soon.
On the other hand, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman has put up at least four players on transfer list.
The manager is looking to raise funds to do business in the summer transfer window and will now be forced to offload some of his players.
Barcelona have been severely hit by the impact of the coronavirus crisis and now they will need to let some of their big earners leave.
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Reports in the Spanish media claim Koeman has put together four names of players who should leave, as another four players who are ‘untouchables’.
Griezmann will likely be allowed to go as well as Philippe Coutinho is also on the club's exit list. Samuel Umtiti is no longer needed and lastly, Francisco Trincao, who has been the dubbed the "new Ronaldo" in the past, is also seen as surplus to requirements after failing to convince in his first campaign with the LaLiga giants.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi's future at Barcelona remains one of the puzzles the board of Joan Laporta must solve before the end of the season.
The Argentine has been linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City this summer as the two clubs are hoping to sign him on a free transfer.
Messi has continued to give the Catalan club sleepless nights following his refusal to pen an extension with less than three months left on his current deal.