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Ronald Koeman wants Ousmane Dembele to stay amid Man United interest

Ronald Koeman insists he wants ‘vital’ Ousmane Dembele to stay at Barcelona subsequent season – amid Manchester United and Juventus interest in star who has simply 12-months left on his contract

Barcelona boss Ronald Koeman has insisted he wants striker Ousmane Dembele to prolong his stay in Catalonia, regardless of rising hypothesis of an imminent exit.

The French star is about to see his contract on the Nou Camp expire subsequent summer time, inserting Barca in an ungainly position for the upcoming switch window.

Now, Koeman has moved to shore up Dembele’s position on the membership by publicly stating how a lot he values his attributes, after the 23-year-old got here to Barca’s help on Monday night time by scoring a ninetieth minute winner towards Valladolid.

Ronald Koeman publicly confirmed he’s hoping for Ousmane Dembele to stay at Barcelona

‘I would really like Dembele to stay, he is a crucial participant for us,’ the Dutch boss instructed reporters following the late victory, which positioned Barca inside a degree of league leaders Atletico Madrid.

‘Today, he has proven that together with his sport and the objective. The secret’s that he has bodily improved and has been ready to play a variety of video games in a row.’

Dembele was Barca's hero on Monday after scoring a 90th minute winner against Valladoilid

Dembele was Barca’s hero on Monday after scoring a ninetieth minute winner towards Valladoilid

The uncertainty surrounding Dembele’s future means Barca should make a giant name this summer time, and sanction a sale ought to a contract extension not be agreed – or threat dropping him totally free in 12-months.

Many of Europe’s high golf equipment at the moment are reported to be sniffing across the Frenchman, in hope of pulling off a cut-price deal for his signature.

Manchester United and Juventus are poised to be frontrunners within the race, and Barca are getting ready themselves for a possible bidding conflict to escape. 

An enormous quantity of money was dedicated to bringing Dembele to Catalonia in 2017, after the membership opted to make him their first marquee signing following the shock departure of Neymar to Paris Saint Germain.

Barca coughed up an preliminary £96m to convey the pacey ahead in from Borussia Dortmund, in a deal which is about to attain a complete £136m. 

Dembele has scored ten targets in all competitions for Barca thus far in 2020/21 and is heading in the right direction to break his greatest return of 14 targets in 2018/19, on the membership within the coming weeks.

Manchester United tried to loan forward Dembele last summer and have remained interested

Manchester United tried to mortgage ahead Dembele final summer time and have remained

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