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05 August 2017

Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele reveals he is keen on a move to Barcelona to replace Neymar

OUSMANE DEMBELE has revealed he would be open to a move to Barcelona as rumours intensify over his future.

The Borussia Dortmund winger is seen as the perfect replacement for Neymar – who left to join Paris Saint-Germain in a world-record fee of £198million.

Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele has fuelled speculation linking him with a switch to Barcelona
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The 20-year-old winger has caught the eye of the Catalan club following the departure of Neymar
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According to both L’Equipe and Marca, representatives of the Spanish club will fly out to Germany next week to discuss a possible deal.

Robert Fernandez – Barca’s sports director will meet with the Dortmund chiefs as they attempt to begin negotiations to bring the French international to the Nou Camp.

And speaking to Gol, the 20-year-old has spoken of his admiration for the Catalan club.

He said: “(Barcelona) is a great club and all players would like to play at a club like that.

“It is a pleasure to be able to see your name on the list of players who Barcelona want.

“We’ll be calm and see what happens.”

He is seen as the perfect replacement for the Brazilian trickster who left to join PSG for £198million
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Ousmane Dembele celebrates with Kylian Mbappe after he scored against England back in June
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Who is Ousmane Dembele and where does he come from?

Ernesto Valverde is believed to be a keen admirer of the former Rennes man, who moved to the Signal Iduna Park last year on a five-year deal.

The DFB-Pokal champions are believed to value their prized asset at £79million – knowing Barcelona are in desperate need of a wide-man, as well as coming into a large lump of money.

He isn’t the only player on the Copa del Rey winners radar though, as Philippe Coutinho is on the former Athletic Bilbao boss’ shortlist, with Chelsea winger Eden Hazard also a possible target.

While Monaco’s teenage starlet Kylian Mbappe remains an option after the club held shock talks with the 18-year-old.



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