Juventus, Man Utd and Chelsea target Dembele breaks off Barcelona talks

epa09478394 Barcelona's players (L-R) Pedri, Ousmane Dembele and Ansu Fati in the stands before the Spanish LaLiga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Granada CF held at Camp Nou stadium, in Barcelona, Spain, 20 September 2021. EPA-EFE/Alejandro Garcia

In a sudden turnaround, reports in Spain suggest Ousmane Dembele will not sign a new contract with Barcelona, so Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea are back in for the attacking winger.

His current deal is due to expire in June 2022, so he must be sold in January to avoid losing him as a free agent at the end of the season.

That would be a devastating blow considering the Blaugrana paid €135m to get him from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

After months of tense negotiations and difficulties, it had seemed as if a deal was done to sign an extension and remain at Camp Nou.

However, this evening Barcelona expert Gerard Romero announced that Dembele will not sign the new contract and negotiations have been broken off completely.

That lets Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea back into the frame, especially if he becomes a free agent in June.

Dembele tested positive for COVID-19 and has made only eight competitive appearances for Barcelona this season, nonetheless contributing two assists.

4 Comments on “Juventus, Man Utd and Chelsea target Dembele breaks off Barcelona talks”

  1. Very talented, but an absolute waste of space.

    Bad attitude, doesn’t care. He’s a worse version of Pogba and Martial.

  2. Barca have been so patient with him and this is how he repays them? Abde is better than him anyway. Hope he doesn’t come to Italy, I don’t wanna have to watch this useless pace and inshalla merchant

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