Barcelona make transfer decision on Liverpool target Ousmane Dembele’s future


Dembele’s future has been a constant source of speculation (Picture: Getty Images)

Barcelona will reportedly place Liverpool target Ousmane Dembele on the transfer list this summer, despite his desire to stay at Camp Nou.

The 23-year-old has struggled to live up to his £135.5 million price tag since he made the switch from Borussia Dortmund to Barca in 2017.

A series of injuries and poor form on the pitch has resulted in him featuring in just five league games this season and according to Sport, the club now view the winger as dispensable.

The France international’s agent Moussa Sissoko admitted earlier this week that he sees Dembele remaining at the club and the player is said to have made it clear that he wants to stay and fight for his place.

However, the report states that Dembele is set to be transfer listed and his agent will be informed about the decision after the season finishes.

Despite interest from Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus, Barca haven’t yet received a firm offer for the winger.

Dembele’s spell at Barcelona hasn’t panned out as he would’ve hoped (Picture: Getty Images)

Potential suitors are believed to be cautious about investing in Dembele due to his poor injury record.

The forward could be sold to raise funds to help the club overcome their financial difficulties caused by the coronavirus crisis.

Barca stars have already given up 70 per cent of their wages, but are now being asked to take an even bigger pay cut.

Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez is still the Catalan club’s number one priority target for the summer transfer window, but his €111 million (£99.6m) release clause is proving to be a sticking point.

First-team players such as Ivan Rakitic and Arturo Vidal are reportedly on the shortlist to be included as part of a swap deal to bring the Argentinian striker to Camp Nou.

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