Barcelona would be willing to sell Ousmane Dembele for over £71million with the club remaining divided over his pedigree, according to reports.
The Frenchman, 21, was signed from Borussia Dortmund a year ago for what could rise to a whopping £138m as a quick-fire replacement for Neymar.
But Dembele suffered a nasty hamstring tear after arriving at the Nou Camp and was out for months.
And since finding fitness again he has had many detractors unsure over how he fits the Barca mould.
According to Marca, the club looked at his performances and behaviour off the field — and were inclined to sell Dembele.
Barcelona have since signed £37.3m man Malcom, 21, who plays in the same position as the Frenchman to provide competition on the wings.
But now the Premier League window is shut – bumping potential suitors like Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool out of the frame — Barca have decided to make do.
Then Dembele netted an absolute thunderbolt winner in Barcelona’s Super Cup win over Sevilla on Sunday in Tanger.
It provided just the shot in the arm the player needed before the start of Barca’s title defence.
And with the Catalan giants chasing Paul Pogba, there could be a potential French reunion if they can convince Manchester United to sell.
President Josep Maria Bartomeu said yesterday: “There’s still time to do business.”
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