LIVERPOOL are in pole position to land Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona this summer.
Recent reports in Catalonia have suggested the Frenchman, 21, could be made available after an injury-laden first campaign in Spain.
And, due to the fact they still owe Liverpool money from January’s Philippe Coutinho deal, that gives the Reds a significant advantage in the battle to sign Dembele.
After losing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record £198million move, Barcelona hastily sought a replacement and agreed a £138m deal with Borussia Dortmund for the France international.
However, after just three matches, he suffered a torn hamstring and spent the next four months on the sidelines.
But, as soon as he returned, he suffered a recurrence of the problem and was sidelined for a further month.
He was then gradually integrated into the first team and his first goal arrived against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 second leg — seven months after joining.
On top of his injury problems, there have been concerns over Dembele’s eating habits.
And the club even provided him with his own personal chef to stop him eating so much fast food.
Despite his difficult campaign, he was included in France’s 23-man squad for the World Cup.
Dream Team World Cup has landed
The greatest show on Earth just got that bit more exciting.
That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
Dream Team World Cup
- Completely free to enter
- £50m budget and 20 transfers throughout the tournament
- £175k total prizepot (for UK players only)
- PRE-REGISTER FOR DREAM TEAM WORLD CUP NOW
The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
- Download the Dream Team app
- Create an account
- Click on the World Cup banner below in the app and follow the pre-registration instructions
From Russia with a whole lot of love.